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17. Jun 2004 at 06:39
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national portrait gallery - london

LUCIAN FREUD IN THE STUDIO:

PHOTOGRAPHS BY DAVID DAWSON

30 March - 1 August 2004

Admission free

Room 40

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Reply #1 - 18. Jun 2004 at 13:08
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I meant to comment on this yesterday, and thank you for sharing the pic of Lucian Freud doing a portrait of his grandson.  I wish I had a grandson whose portrait I could paint.  Smiley

Well, I guess it might come out looking like one of Picasso's one-eyed people if I did it, though.   Roll Eyes

It's interesting to see a portrait of a boy with his tongue hanging out, anyway.   Grin

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Reply #2 - 19. Jun 2004 at 08:15
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Getting one's portrait painted requires a lot of patience on the part of the subject.

Perhaps the kid was biting his tongue because he wanted to take a leak.  Smiley

  
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Reply #3 - 22. Jun 2004 at 11:09
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here's another portrait - which just won a substantial prize for the artist who unashamedly admits his love for the boy in the picture.

because it's his son Smiley
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<i>Cruden Bay artist wins BP portrait award 

22/06/2004 14:44

Seeing his new born son struggling to survive in hospital inspired a North East artist to create a prize winning portrait.

Stephen Shankland from Cruden Bay has won the BP portrait award for his touching picture of his wife Kelly holding the couple's young son Connor.

Last night was an emotional one for artist Stephen Shankland and his wife Kelly. Being shortlisted for the prestigious award brought back memories of their precious son Connor's battle for survival and the inspiration Stephen felt to paint his moving mother and baby portrait.

After Stephen was announced as the winner of the twenty-five thousand pound prize at a ceremony in London Kelly paid tribute to her husband.

The Miracle was chosen from nine hundred and fifty-five portraits. But Stephen's win came as no surprise to his teachers at Grays School of Art in Aberdeen.

The Miracle and the other paintings in the BP Portrait and Travel Award exhibition will come to Aberdeen on December fourth and will be in the city till January twenty-second.</i>

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Reply #4 - 23. Jun 2004 at 08:46
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While on the subject of painters of boys, for those that don't know of Otto Lohmuller... check him out. He painted a series of very engaging portraits and nudes of his young sons.

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Reply #5 - 24. Jun 2004 at 03:25
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this calls for an artistic celebration! Grin

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Re: albie sitting for his grandfather (portrait)
Reply #6 - 24. Jun 2004 at 08:51
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I can see YOU'RE happy!  Grin
  
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Re: albie sitting for his grandfather (portrait)
Reply #7 - 25. Jun 2004 at 08:57
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apple...

I'm impressed...  that was a VERY colourful display.

Grin
  
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Reply #8 - 25. Jun 2004 at 11:20
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Shocked ShockedWOW  Shocked ShockedWOW art naked boys!! Grin
  
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Reply #9 - 25. Jun 2004 at 12:33
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i hope elliott doesn't charge for character appraisals. Roll Eyes

i'm far from happy.
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<i>Now if there's a smile on my face
it's only there tryin' to fool the public
but when it comes down to foolin' you;
Now honey, that's quite a different subject

But don't let my glad expression
give you the wrong impression
Really I'm sad
I'm sadder than sad
You're gone and I'm hurtin' so bad
Like a clown I pretend to be glad

Now there's some sad things known to man
but ain't too much sadder than the tears of a clown
when there's no one around

Now if I appear to be carefree
it's only to camouflage my sadness
In order to keep my pride I try
to cover the hurt with a show of gladness

But don't let my show convince you
that I've been happy since you decided to go
Oh, I need you so
I'm hurt and I want you to know

Now there's some sad things known to man
but ain't too much sadder than
the tears of a clown
when there's no one around

Just like Pagliacci did
I try to keep my sadness hid
Smiling in the public eye
But in my lonely room I cry
the tears of a clown
when there's no one around

Now if there's a smile on my face
Don't let my glad expression
Give you the wrong impression.
Don't let this smile I wear
Make you think that I don't care
Really I'm sad
Hurtin' so bad...</i>

tears of a clown

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Reply #10 - 25. Jun 2004 at 13:07
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Gosh, apple, it's sure been a long time since I heard that song.  What memories!

I'm sorry if you're sad, anyway.  I'm sure glad that you stop by here daily to share with us, though. You're doing a good job of keeping the rest of us filled with good feelings, and we appreciate you!  Smiley

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Reply #11 - 25. Jun 2004 at 16:10
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why thank you, kind Sir.

if you could just see your way to providing me with a monthly stipend of £2 million.

then i can start building the art collection i so richly deserve.
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from daily mail diary column :

<i>the 800-strong crowd of art millionaires at sotheby's big summer sale of impressionist and modern pictures were joined by [gay] peter mandelson MP.

he appeared interested in a collection of 15 works by egon schiele, the erotic austrian genius famous for nude, disturbing self-portraits.

one of these went far over estimate at £880,000 and another - <b><u>of two intertwined naked boys</b></u> - climbed to £1.98 million.

all schieles sold, mr mandelson left empty-handed in mid-auction.</i>
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i haven't got time to track down that picture at present.

perhaps someone else can locate it.

otherwise i'll do so tomorrow.
  
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Reply #12 - 26. Jun 2004 at 05:17
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i'm still thinking about how to track down that egon pic. Cheesy

for new art-loving visitors to BoyActors - see also :

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BTW i expect many readers here are familiar with henry scott tuke.

for anyone who's not - he's an artist worth exploring.

even purchasing - for those who are rich enough.

you don't have to be that rich.

there used to be a stall in one of london's main arts/antiques markets which specialised in tuke material.

the second of the two paintings below priced at just under £15,000 which is quite reasonable IMO.

i'm cancer (the crab) - so tuke's marine <i>mise en scènes</i> are the sort of thing i like.

<i>Shipping at anchor in a squall, Falmouth

Henry Scott Tuke was the painter of one of the Chantry bequest`s first acquisitions for the Tate Gallery - August Blue, which is still in general exhibition at the London gallery.

Tuke is most famous for these happy portrayals of boys enjoying the convivial exuberance of their youth in the Cornish sunshine.

However, he is also a remarkable painter of boats - particularly the barques, Man o` Wars and schooners that he observed anchored in Falmouth`s remarkably deep harbour and adjoining Carrick Roads.

Most of these paintings are bright, lightly worked watercolours. More rare are the oil paintings of which this is a good example.

it shows a rowing boat returning a crew member or possibly pilot from one of the anchored tall ships amidst a gathering squall in Falmouth harbour.

The painting is presented in its original guilt Watts frame which has required only a little light restoration.</i> 

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Reply #13 - 26. Jun 2004 at 08:46
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i've found a painting which went to auction earlier this month.

it was estimated that it'd sell for £25,000 to £35,000.

it sold for a whopping £81,260.00.
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Reply #14 - 26. Jun 2004 at 17:18
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I've seen a pic of "The Bather" by Tuke online before.  I'm amazed to know that his paintings go for that much, but I'd pay it, if I had it.   Grin

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