18 thoughts on “Europe In Art

  1. Spaghetti Hoop

    Poor Denmark. Plenty of great artists and architects and they pick that oul piece of disappointing rock.

  2. dave g k

    On another note, I must be quite cultured, having seen a lot of those in the ‘flesh’.

    Get me.

      1. dave g k

        Ha! You may joke but Coolridge’s work sells for eye watering sums these days. Half a million yo-yos the last time one went up for sale.

        1. bertie blenkinsop

          I was brought up by my grandmother for much of my childhood.
          We had the dogs playing poker and the crying boy picture in the scullery.
          It was years later before I realised we were skangers.

          1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

            A Japanese neighbour gave us a Miró print in return for a cup of sugar. We were all ‘WTF are those scratchings’ til we started collecting those Great Artist magazines and realised she was enculturing (much like embiggening) us.

          2. Steph Pinker

            Bertie, this may sound like an odd question, but did your grandmother’s house or the scullery go on fire while she had the Crying Boy picture?

          3. dave g k

            This sounds very much like the lyrics to a deleted verse of Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now.

      1. dave g k

        Ah no, but I was asked to leave the National Gallery as a teenager. They really do have an issue with people touching the paintings. In fairness it didn’t help that myself and my mate Noel were in a higher state of consciousness at the time and wanted to interact with the paintings, especially the landscapes.

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