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art for sale - 2 titians going cheap @ £100x10^6

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art for sale - 2 titians going cheap @ £100x10^6

the owner of a couple of titians wants £100,000,000 for them, or he threatens to flog them abroad.  is it worth paying this ransom?  do we ever give in to terrorists? have we got faithful copies in digital form?  do we care?  will we tell him 'sell and be damned!'?
alternatively do we send what we can afford to the noble nob and tell him 'we are so sorry yer hard up, squire, here, have a bob or two, we can spare it'?
edit:  is it possible that the passionate preserver is mistaken in his interpretation of the painting?  in the background of the painting, behind a nymph and facing away is a figure holding up a length of cloth.  his hair appears to be short and his buttocks narrow, whereas all the women shown have long hair and fat bottoms.
europeana has opened its doors on the web and may have a digital image available.  the servers were too busy when i visited to look for it, so i'll have to try later.
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techguy
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Re: art for sale - 2 titians going cheap @ £100x10^6

Maybe I'm not cultured enough but I've never really understood why people spend truckloads of cash on so called works of art
But I'm sure the lottery will put up the cash as its not like there is anything more important now is there?
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pierre_pierre
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havnt looked for a link, but Local BBC had a report yesterday - personally I dont dig it.  But an art Studio up north had a 14 ton pile of coal in  a room and called it "Art"
pierre_pierre
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techguy
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Re: art for sale - 2 titians going cheap @ £100x10^6

Makes you wonder where it will end

Pile of coal, unmade bed, pile of elephant dung?
pierre_pierre
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Re: art for sale - 2 titians going cheap @ £100x10^6

you do live in a funny house, no wonder your broadband is no good

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Pile of coal, unmade bed, pile of elephant dung?
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Re: art for sale - 2 titians going cheap @ £100x10^6

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havnt looked for a link, but Local BBC had a report yesterday - personally I dont dig it.  But an art Studio up north had a 14 ton pile of coal in  a room and called it "Art"

Definitely is not Art, but would help to keep a coal fired power station up and running for 14 minets.  Cheesy
techguy
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@Pierre, I really would reconsider that career in comedy as your wit is razor sharp.
James
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Please don't encourage him Cry
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It doesn't take much Sad Wink
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pierre_pierre
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Please don't encourage him  Cry

I dont know if it Children in Need James, the Avatares, but I like yours  A bit better than the other staff.  (does that make up?)
James
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Re: art for sale - 2 titians going cheap @ £100x10^6

I think I just pressed some random buttons and it turned out like that Tongue
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in the background of the painting, behing a nymph and facing away is a figure holding up a length of cloth.  His hair appears to be short and his buttocks narrow, whereas all the women shown have long hair and fat bottoms.

Artificer - not sure about the men/short hair/narrow buttocks theory - here in Yorkshire there are a fair few men with long hair and fat bums. Maybe there were some around in Titian's time too!
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