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The Orsay is my favorite of the Paris museums. Though I do love the Orangerie as well, I could sit and look at Monet's Water Lilies for hours.
Did a hard core galleries tour this week. Renoir museum, Orsay, Pompidou, Quai Branly, Orangerie, Jeu de Paume. Sadly a couple of places I really wanted to visit where closed - but It would have been hard to press anything more in.
My favourites are Orsay, Pompidou and Quai Branly. Both for their art and for the architecture(s) - I find that to be an experience in itself.
 

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Did a hard core galleries tour this week. Renoir museum, Orsay, Pompidou, Quai Branly, Orangerie, Jeu de Paume. Sadly a couple of places I really wanted to visit where closed - but It would have been hard to press anything more in.
My favourites are Orsay, Pompidou and Quai Branly. Both for their art and for the architecture(s) - I find that to be an experience in itself.
Yeah, I'm with you there. Pompidou in particular.
 

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Yeah, I'm with you there. Pompidou in particular.
You like the Pomp? never liked it, doesn't work with the Haussmann surroundings. I knew the structural engineer Peter Rice very well however. The Sydney Opera House and the Lloyds building were other buildings he worked on.
 

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You like the Pomp? never liked it, doesn't work with the Haussmann surroundings. I knew the structural engineer Peter Rice very well however. The Sydney Opera House and the Lloyds building were other buildings he worked on.
I do, a lot. It's an interesting juxtaposition, and I think it conveys it's modern art focus well. I also like what's his face's mobiles out front, totally spacing on his name at the mo.
 

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Watched portrait artist of the year over the past few weeks. Never quite sure what to make of these shows, there are obviously very talented people who compete, but a three hour time frame seems silly during the early parts of it. I thought the woman who won was very good.
 

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You like the Pomp? never liked it, doesn't work with the Haussmann surroundings. I knew the structural engineer Peter Rice very well however. The Sydney Opera House and the Lloyds building were other buildings he worked on.
I do, a lot. It's an interesting juxtaposition, and I think it conveys it's modern art focus well. I also like what's his face's mobiles out front, totally spacing on his name at the mo.
It´s surely a building like no other. Richard Rogers, Renzo Piano and Arup put down this thing in the middle of Paris - what an uproar there must have been! I liked everything about it, turning the structural and MEP systems inside out, and noted that the square outside, is a hangout for youngsters hanging out, playing music, reading etc. And thus giving energy back to the building.
What a thing to accomplish!
The collection is also really to my liking. Super high quality.

Did you know Peter Rice personally? I got his autobiography “An engineer imagines” some months ago, but have not read it yet.
 

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I figured formby would like it merely because Lempicka's Girl in Green is there.
 

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And there I was in the Victorian High Art room in the Walker Gallery Liverpool and in a move that I can politely state was incongruous, there were two photographs of Miss Lesbian Amsterdam with a polite notice explaining that an endowment of GBP 60.000 enabled the gallery to purchase this excellent piece LGBTQ+ art. To me it was just two photos of Miss Lesbian Amsterdam, not worthy of bestowing upon it a place in this particular room of the gallery.

It was of course a deliberate act of post-modernist defilement. No disrespect to Miss Lesbian Amsterdam.
 

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It´s surely a building like no other. Richard Rogers, Renzo Piano and Arup put down this thing in the middle of Paris - what an uproar there must have been! I liked everything about it, turning the structural and MEP systems inside out, and noted that the square outside, is a hangout for youngsters hanging out, playing music, reading etc. And thus giving energy back to the building.
What a thing to accomplish!
The collection is also really to my liking. Super high quality.

Did you know Peter Rice personally? I got his autobiography “An engineer imagines” some months ago, but have not read it yet.
Yes I knew him well, never worked with him but are paths would cross quite frequently. He was a lovely man and very talented.

Never read his book., I'm surprised its still in print he's been dead 20 odd years now.
 

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And there I was in the Victorian High Art room in the Walker Gallery Liverpool and in a move that I can politely state was incongruous, there were two photographs of Miss Lesbian Amsterdam with a polite notice explaining that an endowment of GBP 60.000 enabled the gallery to purchase this excellent piece LGBTQ+ art. To me it was just two photos of Miss Lesbian Amsterdam, not worthy of bestowing upon it a place in this particular room of the gallery.

It was of course a deliberate act of post-modernist defilement. No disrespect to Miss Lesbian Amsterdam.
I like the Walker. There's a couple of Stubbs in there. Some of the portraits are fantastic, the silk dresses of the sitters look 3 dimensional.

Love that [in}famous picture by Yeames, which seems apposite given our current obsession with denunciations.
 

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I figured formby would like it merely because Lempicka's Girl in Green is there.
Love the painting, find the building inconguent. Last time I was there I was pestered by all the 'artists' sat around the square wanting to paint me (for a fee not as a muse), bloody worse than Montmartre.....al tell ya!
 

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I like the Walker. There's a couple of Stubbs in there. Some of the portraits are fantastic, the silk dresses of the sitters look 3 dimensional.

Love that [in}famous picture by Yeames, which seems apposite given our current obsession with denunciations.
There's a few masterpieces/iconic paintings in there, Yeames ''When Was The Last You Saw Your Father'' being one of them. My missus couldn't get over that all the galleries and museums were free. It was well attended too, the regeneration of Liverpool is wonderful to behold from someone who knew it intimately in the dark days of the mid/late 80s and early 90s.
 

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Yes I knew him well, never worked with him but are paths would cross quite frequently. He was a lovely man and very talented.

Never read his book., I'm surprised its still in print he's been dead 20 odd years now.
So nice to come across friendly and talented people in your work life.
It's been released as a reprint recently.
 

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There's a few masterpieces/iconic paintings in there, Yeames ''When Was The Last You Saw Your Father'' being one of them. My missus couldn't get over that all the galleries and museums were free. It was well attended too, the regeneration of Liverpool is wonderful to behold from someone who knew it intimately in the dark days of the mid/late 80s and early 90s.
Liverpool has some wonderful architecture, and not just the usual suspects like St Georges Hall, but gems like Oriel Chambers.
 

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Naive or native? These paintings are from women artists who left Iran to paint here due to their not so subtle feminist messages.
I mean naive, they look like naive art to me.

Came across this ball with carp fish on my daily walk through the park at lunch time. Doesn't quite fit in, but that's the point I think, it's weird like something from the set of The Prisoner:

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I mean naive, they look like naive art to me.
help me out here because i'm not someone who stray onto this side of the street very often - are you saying fwiffo is naive and the art is no good, or are you classifying the piece of art as "naive", which is some sort of category of art works?
 

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help me out here because i'm not someone who stray onto this side of the street very often - are you saying fwiffo is naive and the art is no good, or are you classifying the piece of art as "naive", which is some sort of category of art works?
It's a broad school of art encompassing any artist who didn't take a rigorous degree in art, or lacks a formal education in artist techniques. Eric Tucker who I posted above is a naive artist. There's also outsider art which is similar but includes naive and self-taught artists who have no relationship with mainstream art galleries, dealers, etc.
 

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It's a broad school of art encompassing any artist who didn't take a rigorous degree in art, or lacks a formal education in artist techniques. Eric Tucker who I posted above is a naive artist. There's also outsider art which is similar but includes naive and self-taught artists who have no relationship with mainstream art galleries, dealers, etc.
thanks for the explanation.
 

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I wouldn't say she is self taught. The one I just bought she went to some technical college for art and design in Toronto. The other one has a fine arts degree from Esfahan. Whether you rate Iranian education is another story.
 

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Had a Japanese client in this morning and after the meeting took him straight to the Mauritshuis. If you ever have the privilege of entertaining the Japanese, one thing they really appreciate is fine art, especially Dutch Masters:


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Not exactly high art, but I’ve been a Shag fan for many years. I have a numbered print of Cocktails at the Enis House, but I’d still love something like these:

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Some day I’ll make it to Palm Springs to see him at his gallery there.

What pieces do you have?
Originals? Various works from Persian women.

Palm Springs. So the hurricane could be of benefit to you. A little art. See Rambo. Save some lives. Win win win.
 

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I think Palm Springs is In the desert, near LA. I’ll need a good mass casualty/fatality event to get out that way.
 
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Palm Springs...Palm Beach. Why is it a spring in the desert?

I have a few reprints of Monet and Van Gogh framed. But a few of them are lost after we sold the family home. At least I don't know where they are.
 

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Was at The Lowry in Salford Quays, Manchester and the redeveloped area has grown immensely since I was last there with modernist apartments and BBC and ITV studios. Plus The Imperial War Museum North, which sadly isn't even close to the London one, or the Leeds Armouries.

Lowry is one of those artists you need to see his originals to get a sense of the physical depth to his paintings:

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There is a Lowry walk in Berwick on Tweed. He used to go there on his holidays. Think he stayed in the same hotel I used. He produced good local paintings. It’s a town that has not been changed by the industrial revolution. Some might say a backwater but I liked it and it’s history.

 
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