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  •  thanks nips....I got my mad on...lol... (3+ / 0-)
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    and I am a great student of art...I have the masters in my home:

    Michelangelo, his student..

    Raphael

    One of my favorite:

    Jean baptiste corot

    (I have several of his prints)...see this website:

    http://www.google.com/...

    He is heavenly....

    Several of Ruben's a few very rare and strange Monet and Degas and Cezzsane... and a living artist I found in Venice, a few years ago, who has the gift of 'light' (a gift few know how to use, or are given)

    See his art here:

    Amicigallery

    I was performing a jazz concert there, and he came, I saw his art and immediately fell it love with it, (way before I met him at my concert)  LOL.  I thought he was dead, because all of his art has the number 1925 on it, and many were in the color Blue, so I just assumed he went through a blue period, but then I found out later, that was his address which was right around from the corner I was staying near St. Mark Sq.)....(fool that I am..the Italian woman who told me looked at me like I was just another Idiot American)...

    Anyway, hope you enjoy his art.....

    Loves to you nips as always..

    Ms. B.

    •  Aaah! The Barbizon School! (2+ / 0-)
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      I am forced to go onto eBay every once in a while to drool over his student's work. They are often surprisingly affordable, you might want to check them out. I have seen no actual Corot's when I drop by, but you never know....No one is buying anything right now, so there are some good deals to be had.

      For light, though, I don't think that Caravaggio will ever be beaten. His work was nearly as fascinating as he was. Hard to believe that such an inveterate roughneck could produce such beauty! Needless to say, Caravaggio has yet to show up on eBay as far as I am aware. :)

      I'm jealous. Venice is about my favorite spot on Earth. If ever I have to flee this country, you will find me in the Veneto. Oh to be a musician flitting about Europe. You must lead a charmed life!

      "Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth." Oscar Wilde

      by nippersdad on Thu Oct 28, 2010 at 07:29:33 PM PDT

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      •  Not at all, this was 10 years ago, when I was (2+ / 0-)
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        still performing, I gave that up, because I just got too old for that shit, now I write....screenplays and such......

        I'm going to look up that artist: Caravaggio, thanks for letting me know....most of my art, are indeed 'prints' but good prints, most of which I bought in Florence and Venice, two of my favorite places on earth, esp. Venice.

        warmest regards,

        your friend,

        Ms. B.

        •  Noooooooooooo! (2+ / 0-)
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          I gave that up, because I just got too old for that shit....

          Yaaaaay!

          now I write....screenplays and such......

          O.K. I'm conflicted; but still jealous! :)

          I think you will like Caravaggio's work. There is a quality to it of lighting from within that I find unique. Very reminiscent of Vermeer's The girl with the pearl earring. I had one of his nativity's on the frig for years. Nothing whatsoever wrong with good prints; my Mom has a couple of good Leonardo's that are really droolworthy. The St. Anne and The Madonna of the Rocks in silverpoint. Good prints are just so expensive that I had to find other ways of covering walls.

          I may be the only person you know that has framed clothes on the walls! :)

          Have a great evening!

          "Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth." Oscar Wilde

          by nippersdad on Thu Oct 28, 2010 at 09:09:31 PM PDT

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      •  Saw a Caravaggio in Venice-- (2+ / 0-)
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        a painting of a man having a tooth pulled. It was in itself impressive but also unusual for the period because of its portrayal of common folk.

        I got a guidebook that showed all the places a given artist's works were displayed and as we traveled we went to see his paintings here and there, at times in surprisingly unprepossessing venues.

        The frog jumped/ into the old pond/ plop! (Basho)

        by Wolf10 on Thu Oct 28, 2010 at 09:47:56 PM PDT

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        •  Correction: Florence, not Venice. eom (2+ / 0-)
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          The frog jumped/ into the old pond/ plop! (Basho)

          by Wolf10 on Thu Oct 28, 2010 at 10:09:00 PM PDT

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          •  I found Europe to be fascinating that way. (2+ / 0-)
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            ...at times in surprisingly unprepossessing venues.

            Hole in the wall palazzo's that are simply magnificent inside and world famous triumphs of western architecture filled with furniture falling into rags. The sense of age one gets there is all encompassing; one can just feel the ongoing existence of prior generations everywhere.

            You just don't get that here.

            "Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth." Oscar Wilde

            by nippersdad on Fri Oct 29, 2010 at 07:40:55 AM PDT

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            •  I was handed a leaflet in Florence (1+ / 0-)
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              for a one hour performance which I attended in Dante's chapel to hear a Russian violinist play Bach. It cost maybe 10 bucks. There were about thirty people, it lasted an hour and I was amazed that for locals such things are just part of everyday life.

              The frog jumped/ into the old pond/ plop! (Basho)

              by Wolf10 on Fri Oct 29, 2010 at 09:46:26 AM PDT

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              •  That sounds wonderful! (1+ / 0-)
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                I wish I could have been there. That sense of high culture being used so casually seems foreign, doesn't it? We really do need to celebrate the best of our cultures more, all cultures, rather than just use them as wedge issues. Truly civilized people are a delight to be around.

                "Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth." Oscar Wilde

                by nippersdad on Fri Oct 29, 2010 at 01:15:14 PM PDT

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