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miss la la at the cirque fernando [Oct. 18th, 2005|10:39 pm]
8 or so bees in my bonnet
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old art appreciation day here at chez recrea/recreational research towers:

just seen a tv programme on the latest tate 'blockbuster' 'degas, sickert and toulouse-lautrec' i forgot just how good degas is. and seeing as he was a right old cranky reactionary misogynist by most accounts it is amazing how sympathetic he is with the female form and subject matter. quite the pioneer. it is also great to see lesser know (and only slightly less brilliant) work of the contemperaries he influenced.

+ earlier this morning i saw a programme about rembrandt and this self-portrait still blows me away

followed by matthew collings enlightening and and often humerous take on his favourite old masters

schools tv is so much more engaging than the brain bubble gum they give us when everyone is watching. i'm sure i've said this before but set your video.

[User Picture]From: pbsage
2005-10-18 10:38 pm (UTC)
i am surprised by how youthful rembrandt appears to me in that self portrait. when i was young he looked like an old man. i guess my eyes have gotten better. :) and that potato nose of his, damn, just don't make them like that very often. reminds me of some of vincent's noses.
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[User Picture]From: recrea33
2005-10-18 11:09 pm (UTC)
still bloke-o-rama though. yikes!
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