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0036 National Gallery

Rating: 2.1

A ‘School of..’ painting, it’s sometimes on display,
sometimes in the ‘Secondary Collection’; rather like
its subject, it’s subject to circumstances
beyond its own control. But this is no pupil’s homage
to the master; quite the contrary. He’s telling us
something very clearly – but, he’s just not telling us exactly
what he’s telling us - as might a living artist tell
for a curator’s fussy footnote; all the ‘program’;
it’s art, you have to look…

So shall we start from foreground? It’s a horizontal canvas,
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Max Reif 16 August 2005

When I read you're poems I usually feel I've had a meal! Substance. Something to chew, swallow, digest, be nourished by. I love your last line. Not sure if you need the 2 before it. A 'secondary collection' painting...brings to mind a trip I made to Louisville, Kentucky's 'small bigcity' art museum, not world-renowned masterpieces but '2nd tier' art, some regional, that was art nonetheless, treasures all the more because I hadn't already seen 100 pictures of them.

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Poetry Hound 16 August 2005

I enjoyed the ride. Very prose-like.

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Uriah Hamilton 15 August 2005

You seemingly have a combined love of art and poetry.

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