||[Mar. 20th, 2013|09:28 am]
The Indy has a headline that describes David Hockney's residence in Bridlington as "self-imposed internal exile"- as if it were weird and self-punishing for an artist to choose to live anywhere but London. This makes me cross.|
A painting belonging to the National Trust has been reassigned from School of Rembrandt to Rembrandt himself. It's a portrait of the great man in fancy dress with a feathered cap. The feather takes up half the canvas. Rembrandt was a very great artist but he produced a lot of not very good pictures and this is one of them. The change of attribution means that a canvas that was worth thousands (and nobody bothered to look at because it's pompous and silly) is now worth millions. The art world is mad.