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Offline André

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Re: Pictures I like
« Reply #5520 on: December 01, 2021, 01:04:30 PM »
It’s gorgeous indeed. At once realistic and impressionist.

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« Reply #5521 on: December 01, 2021, 01:15:25 PM »
I like this...and the woman could be Mrs. Rock's twin.

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That's the second time I've thought " you lucky bastard". The other one was a picture of an old girlfriend who was,I think, wearing a graduation cap in the photo.

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« Reply #5522 on: December 01, 2021, 01:31:24 PM »
Oooh!  :(

I did read somewhere that he apparently he had numerous affairs.  It is an interesting painting though including an untraditional photography setting and I suspect also in painting in that she was not standing next to him (while he's seated) looking like the devoted wife; yet, as you mentioned, they are distanced and also are looking at the painter/viewer rather like a third person who is included in perhaps not just the room, but maybe also in their marriage (just occurred to me)?  And the cat is off in its own world.  The husband (looking at it again now) seems somewhat sullen(?) and distant; he doesn't even have a hand on the cat.

Anyway, just my thoughts!

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They sound pretty convincing to me PD.
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Re: Pictures I like
« Reply #5523 on: December 01, 2021, 04:18:07 PM »
That's the second time I've thought " you lucky bastard". The other one was a picture of an old girlfriend who was,I think, wearing a graduation cap in the photo.

This one?



She was my high school girlfriend (well, one of them) and then, after graduation, we dated sporadically for five years until we rushed into a marriage which only lasted four years. But yeah, I still consider myself lucky. She was an extraordinary women with whom I'm still on friendly terms. But my greatest piece of luck was meeting the future second Mrs. Rock (who I think bears a resemblance to your dancer).



I like both pictures and so I'm conforming to this thread's topic  :D ;)

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Re: Pictures I like
« Reply #5524 on: December 01, 2021, 04:56:10 PM »
It always pleases me to hear that old flames / spouses are still on friendly terms. Thanks for that and for the photos.

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« Reply #5525 on: December 01, 2021, 05:44:50 PM »
It always pleases me to hear that old flames / spouses are still on friendly terms. Thanks for that...

The divorce was even amicable. We shared a lawyer; the division of property went smoothly; we walked hand in hand to the courthouse (the lawyer asked us seriously if we wanted to go through with it  ;D ); and we've remained friends for 46 years. Lucky indeed.

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Re: Pictures I like
« Reply #5526 on: December 01, 2021, 05:52:22 PM »
It’s gorgeous indeed. At once realistic and impressionist.

I like this artist's work in general. He's done some remarkable work.
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« Reply #5527 on: December 08, 2021, 06:38:26 PM »
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« Reply #5528 on: December 18, 2021, 09:02:02 PM »
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Re: Pictures I like
« Reply #5531 on: January 05, 2022, 01:43:29 AM »
Michael Finnissy wrote a piece of piano music partly inspired by Edvard Munch’s self portraits. As a result I’ve started to explore these pictures on the internet and I’d like a book with high quality images of them. Can anyone recommend one?
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