Donkey on the Edge

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Fambly stuff

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Dear family members, CLF is now officially too big for her carry-cot. Her proper cot was moved into our bedroom yesterday, and her carry-cot has been folded up and put away (for the next baby?)…

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Oils, hard, wood, boards, breasts

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well, I’m not sure what CLF made of the Rubens… I still can’t get over how bright and clean it is. In some sense this makes it seem more of a fake, but the Delila figure is so obviously his, I’m going to side with the ‘authentic’ camp. Anyway, it was good fun, and seeing as we had made it all the way to Trafalgar Square, we figured it would be rude to not check out the BP portrait show at the NPG.

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Sunny day

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We’re off to the National Gallery to show CLF the disputed Samson and Delila. Recently, a work was attributed to Rubens and sold for a huge pile of cash. Ever since then, the experts have been haggling about the attribution. Personally, I think The Massacre of the Innocents looks nothing like Rubens - some of the compositional aspects (the figures at the rear-left-hand-side) don’t look too well worked out. Rubens made extensive oil sketches before finalising a large work, I don’t see any sign of that experimentation or research. Another giveaway (tho I’ve never had anyone agree with me on this one…) is that PPR couldn’t paint breasts. His women look like men with two oranges pasted on their front. Now, at the time, the life-models were all men, it’s just that most artists of the time could interpret the different body. Hell, most of PPR’s women have adam’s apples;-)

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Cigar ash in my keyboard

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Scaffolding is gone (woohoo). What a week… am at this mo typing via 802.11 on a blanket amongst the weeds in the garden :-) I’m chewing on a very moist montechristo number two (the torpedo roll) and have just cracked the seal on a bottle of jack…

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Doonesbury

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You know, when I got my first job in advertising, Mike was being asked to sell Reagan to Black America. When Mike starts a small new media business, I was starting a small new media business, and darn, now that I’ve just bought a SUV this happens

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The stuff

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I thought should stick around for a couple of minutes before disappearing down the cronological listings:

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