Re: [pepysdiary] Pepys-themed art in L.A.
Interesting story and art -- .
David Paget's review of "Monique Prieto at ACME Gallery" says in part:
"Five years ago [Monique Prieto] began painting pictures of phrases borrowed from the nine-volume diary of 17th century Englishman Samuel Pepys, in a style best described as caveman-graffiti."
That captures the two examples well, methinks -- Monique Prieto's "Yesterday and Today," (2007), oil on canvas; and: "Repent! Repent!" (2008), oil on canvas.
I wonder what "And so to bed" would look like?!
At 07:59 PM 1/16/2009 +0000, you wrote:
I read this review in this morning's LA Times ... a show of conceptual
art based on words from Pepys' diary. I don't know if I'll be able to
get to this but take a peek. I think Sam would be pleased to still be
relevant and contemporary, whatever era.
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- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Bob Terry" <bobgeorg@...> wrote:
> When I see stuff like this I am reminded of the story, "The Emperor's
>I couldn't understand what your post meant, so I clicked on the link to
have a look at the "stuff." Now I understand.
- Glad that you saw it John, and there's a lot of this stuff out there. It takes many forms and I believe that it's sole purpose is to create, and maintain intellectual elitism, which is as phony as a three dollar bill.
- For those whose taste runs to the representational:
Hazel Jenning as Mistress Knapp (one of Samuel Pepys' actress friends)
in 'And So To Bed' (Ref. 10651)
by Sir William Russell Flint (British 1880 1969)
Was surprised to get 103,000 Google hits for 'pepys painting' and
335,000 for 'pepys art', though a lot of the first few pages appear
--- In email@example.com, "Bob Terry" <bobgeorg@...> wrote:
> Glad that you saw it John, and there's a lot of this stuff out
there. It takes many forms and I believe that it's sole purpose is to
create, and maintain intellectual elitism, which is as phony as a
three dollar bill.