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Thread #157794   Message #3726703
Posted By: GUEST,leeneia
28-Jul-15 - 11:01 AM
Thread Name: BS: ID a 19th C painting
Subject: RE: BS: ID a 19th C painting
Dave, I just followed your link to Jack Vettriano. I didn't recognize his name, but I've seen that famous painting.

The first thing that hit me about that painting was the stoic misery of the servants, especially the maid. She looks cold and wind-blown, and her shoes are totally useless against the cold water of the sea. The butler displays an old man's proud, erect stoicism, but he's just as cold.   

Can't the critics see that?