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Old Dec 8, 2016, 7:05pm   #31
 
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There you go chaps. From yours trully.

I'd be interested to know if you recognise the famous painting?
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Old Dec 8, 2016, 7:09pm   #32
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I'd be interested to know if you recognise the famous painting?

Famous where?
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Old Dec 8, 2016, 7:12pm   #33
 
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Famous where?

Errrm... the World?
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Old Dec 8, 2016, 9:20pm   #36
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Recognise this one ?
La Plaine de Champagne du Haut by Alfred Sisley
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La Plaine de Champagne du Haut by Alfred Sisley
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Doesn't have to be conventional paintings – though for me the great masters never fail to impress.

There's also a lot of interest in poster art and this has always been exploited commercially and by wartime government. Posters were very much in vogue in the 1st half of the 20th century and desirable originals now fetch silly prices.

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The "woman doing vital work" poster reminds me of the apocryphal story concerning a shortage of RAF uniforms during the Second World War. Apparently, the Ministry of Supplying RAF Uniforms put out the following statement: "Due to the shortage of men's trousers, WAAF skirts will be held up until the needs of airmen have been satisfied". One way of keeping up morale I suppose!
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Yep - Cafe Terrace at Night 1888.

My one was around 1978. Did it in about 2 hours at evening classes.

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It's googling
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Aaaah and I thought we had an art expert on the forum.

Why not put up your favourite ?
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Aaaah and I thought we had an art expert on the forum.

Why not put up your favourite ?
Birth of Venus by Botticelli (one of my favorites from that period)
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Another great French artist was the post-Impressionist Georges-Pierre Seurat. To see his pictures for real is fascinating due to his innovative painting technique – (a sort of dotted style reminiscent of those numbered colour cards used to determine colour blindness) – the posh name for his technique is "chromoluminarism and pointillism".

The picture below doesn't really do justice. You can see his work at London's National Gallery – and they've got other good stuff too!

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Old Dec 9, 2016, 11:21am   #44
 
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Old Dec 9, 2016, 11:31am   #45
 
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And isn't this what we do all day long?

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