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    Quote Originally Posted by snowcat View Post
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    Restoration "artist" now demanding royalties:

    But popularity for the modified masterpiece grew with even budget airline Ryanair offering cheap deals to nearby Zaragoza airport encouraging "pilgrims" to visit the work that was quickly dubbed "Ecce Mono" – Behold the Monkey.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...royalties.html
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    Just a quick note to publicly offer a heart felt thank you to one of CUF’s good sons: oxcoug. He was kind enough to offer me a place to stay this past week for a few days in the heart of Gotham. He is a genuinely generous and friendly soul. Also, I might add, I am grateful to be able to have made that connection here on the inter-webs.

    Also, after browsing the board for a bit this place strikes me as a little stale in content. Here’s some cool art:

    http://www.berndnaut.nl/works.htm



    Merry Christmas CUF
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    http://bombsight.org

    The Bomb Sight project is mapping the London WW2 bomb census between 7/10/1940 and 06/06/1941. Previously available only by viewing in the Reading Room at The National Archives, Bomb Sight is making the maps available to citizen researchers, academics and students. They will be able to explore where the bombs fell and to discover memories and photographs from the period.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tooblue View Post
    Also, after browsing the board for a bit this place strikes me as a little stale in content.
    Unfortunately, we lost one of our best posters in that area. RIP Finderson
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    Seeing as how you all like animated gifs, here are some lovely animations:











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    Default You think Jon McNaughton has his critics ...

    ... especially here on this Web site, but that's nothing compared to what this guy is dealing with:

    Prince William’s wife Kate gets her first official portrait; artist gets slammed by critics:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/...tml?tid=pm_pop

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2013/ja...ridge-portrait

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    I'm willing to bet the Duchess isn't in love with the result either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    I'm willing to bet the Duchess isn't in love with the result either.
    So you're calling her a liar?

    The Duchess of Cambridge seems to like her first official portrait, which is lucky for the artist. Many critics don’t.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
    So you're calling her a liar?
    Calling who a liar? The person that wrote that blurb? Because I don't see a quote from Kate Middleton in there.
    Ain't it like most people, I'm no different. We love to talk on things we don't know about.

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    DETROIT - UNBROKEN DOWN:

    (warning: Flash site)
    http://www.davejordano.com/#at=0&mi=...00&s=0&p=0&a=0

    Also, blogged about at wired.com (non-Flash):
    http://www.wired.com/rawfile/2013/01...dano/?pid=5169


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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    I'm willing to bet the Duchess isn't in love with the result either.
    Did McNaughton paint that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    Calling who a liar? The person that wrote that blurb? Because I don't see a quote from Kate Middleton in there.
    I think it is a brilliant portrait for the simple fact it is a thumb on the nose at the male gaze crazed masses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tooblue View Post
    I think it is a brilliant portrait for the simple fact it is a thumb on the nose at the male gaze crazed masses.
    I don't understand what you're saying.
    Ain't it like most people, I'm no different. We love to talk on things we don't know about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    I don't understand what you're saying.
    "WOMEN ARE MADE TO APPEAR AS OBJECTS OF DESIRE based on their status as OBJECTS OF VISION - THE POSE"

    http://it.stlawu.edu/~global/glossary/gaze1.html

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    Very cool.
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    [quote=tooblue;956871]I've started painting again. This was commissioned by my wife for our newly decorated bedroom:



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