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Anyone else think the art world has gone mad

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That's what the New York Times iss aying. German papers wrote, that there are rumours that it was bought by an investment fond and only lend to the Saudi-Arabian "Second Louvre". However, reminds me a bit of the Bitcoin hyperventilation B).

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Apparently curly hair was fashionable around that time. The resemblance of Durer to paintings of Christ was supposedly intentional in this self portrait by him. Also the rather neutral facial expression, not really conveying much emotion.

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For what it's worth, I suspect that the photos just don't do these pictures justice.  I've seen the one in the National Gallery close up, and it's spectacular.  The pictures of it?  Not so much.  So keep in mind that they could be a lot better than they appear here.  I guess I've kinda changed my mind.

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46 minutes ago, La Folia said:

For what it's worth, I suspect that the photos just don't do these pictures justice.  I've seen the one in the National Gallery close up, and it's spectacular.  The pictures of it?  Not so much.  So keep in mind that they could be a lot better than they appear here.  I guess I've kinda changed my mind.

Well it could be much worse.  They could have spent half a bill on a Pillock, er, Pollock. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/modern-art-was-cia-weapon-1578808.html   :lol:

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