Turner in Venice

Apr 6th, 2006, 04:05 PM
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Turner in Venice

(Ooops-I thought I had posted this but don't see it.)
If you have time- go to this website and view the video. Its about Turner in Venice and makes you (or at least me) to hop a plane to Venice this weekend.

http://www.christies.com/special_sit...r06/turner.asp
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Apr 6th, 2006, 04:08 PM
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Turner is an ancestor of mine. He was a scandal to the family at the time. They should have been nicer to him and maybe he would have left them some of his paintings!!
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Apr 6th, 2006, 04:54 PM
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LOL Love, we never know who we should have been nicer too until it is too late

Turner is one of my all time favorite painters. Thanks, Italyagain, for the link.
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Apr 6th, 2006, 05:41 PM
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A couple of years ago I was lucky enough to see a show of Turner's Venice works exhibited in Venice, the same fall that the big Turner, Monet & Constable show, which I also saw, was in Paris. What a treat that was!

To actually own one of those works would be incredible.
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Apr 6th, 2006, 08:40 PM
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The Turner in Venice was sold today at Christie's in New York for a new record for a British painting of $35,856,000. You can read a full story at:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article...122745,00.html
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Apr 6th, 2006, 10:51 PM
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And it apparently was bought by a private collector. My goodness!
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Apr 7th, 2006, 04:53 AM
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Maybe, we can hope...the collector loans the work to a museum. Sigh.
Yes, would have loved to have bought it myself. But - hum- that painting sold for the equivalent of about 7000 trips to Italy by my budget. And could even add on a few side trips to the Tate in London to see the rest of them. I think I will settle for the real thing (not that I have a choice mind you.)
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Apr 7th, 2006, 05:17 AM
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Italyagain,

Oh, what a beautiful way to start the day...thank you for sharing....
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