Art expert fooled by chimp's painting

Discussion in 'Bizarre and Off-Beat News' started by Casshew, Dec 17, 2005.

  1. Casshew

    Casshew Former Member

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    A German art expert was duped into believing a painting done by a chimpanzee was actually painted by a respected artist. Dr Katja Schneider, director of the State Art Museum in Moritzburg, Saxony-Anhalt, suggested the painting was by Guggenheim Prize winning artist Ernst Wilhelm Nay.

    Dr Schneider said: "It looks like an Ernst Wilhelm Nay. He was famous for using such blotches of colour."

    After the real artist was revealed by the Bild newspaper, Dr Schneider said: "I did think it looked a bit rushed."

    http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_1648314.html?menu=news.quirkies
     
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  3. Puca

    Puca New Member

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    I feel badly that a man spent so much of his life getting an education in art, and than was so badly shamed! One mistake out of how many estimates?
     
  4. sillygoose

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    Maybe the chimp is just really talented. :crazy:
     
  5. Details

    Details Former Member

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    I think that reflects accurately on the state of a lot of 'art' today, as well as the 'experts' who read so much into it. Reading all kinds of meaning and greatness into splashes of a paintbrush - just because the artist manages to get a critic or so on his side to say it is great.
     
  6. LinasK

    LinasK Verified insider- Mark Dribin case

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    Too funny!!!:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
     

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