Wednesday, 13 June 2012


The one that got away: "It was this big and only £20 million to £25 million". I see Christie's is following Coxsoft's advice: When in doubt, pose a beautiful young woman next to it. Why Christie's should be in doubt about John Constable's The Lock is anyone's guess. The blonde Christie's employee isn't holding up the frame; she's the added cheesecake to impart feminine glamour to the painting, like girls in bikinis at motor shows. If you want to see Constable's painting (minus the cheesecake), flash round to Christie's in London for its 3-day public exhibition Masterpieces (CLICK). Tomorrow is the last day. I only found out about it this morning (CLICK).


At 13/6/12, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anything by Constable is worth going to see, so, thank you very much Coxsoft.

At 13/6/12, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

You're welcome.

Constable's paintings do need to be seen "in the flesh" so to speak. He painted individual leaves, and light shining on them gives them a luminous quality which brings his oil paintings to life. See some in the National Gallery, London.


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