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Joined: Jul 14, 2007
Posts: 1217
From: Felixstowe, Suffolk.
Posted: 29-01-2014 14:14   
When he commissioned Sir Peter Lely to paint his portrait, Oliver Cromwell reputedly told the artist he wanted it 'warts and all'. In other words without any of the flattering style or heroic poses which was so common in portraiture at that time.

Now Paul Klee is a much more recent painter. He died in 1940. His work will probably only be familiar to those of you who are interested in 20th Century Modernism. Yesterday I went to an exhibition of his work at the Tate Modern in London. Among the exhibits on the walls was a gem entitled 'Brustbild der Gaia' or in English 'A Portrait of Gaia'. Here it is then, warts and all.


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Posted: 29-01-2014 16:03   
Thanks, Roy!

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Posted: 29-01-2014 17:47   
Cheers bud hehe.

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