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What would Brian Sewell say?
« on: 17 October, 2023, 11:21:41 am »
Courtroom sketch of "crypto-king":-

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-67125913

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Re: What would Brian Sewell say?
« Reply #1 on: 17 October, 2023, 12:01:51 pm »
"Imbecilic", I think.  ;D
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Re: What would Brian Sewell say?
« Reply #2 on: 17 October, 2023, 02:41:56 pm »
I think it would be very much along those lines!  It's certainly not what he would have called "painterly"!

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Re: What would Brian Sewell say?
« Reply #3 on: 17 October, 2023, 03:02:37 pm »
"Craiyon, draw me a man-onion hybrid"
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Re: What would Brian Sewell say?
« Reply #4 on: 17 October, 2023, 03:03:31 pm »
I realise that courtroom sketches aren't meant to be on the same level as a Titian or van Dyke, but that one's so rough that I can certainly imagine Sewell rather archly enquiring if said sketch had been scrawled by the same elephant whose work he'd disparaged on an episode of That's Life in the 1990s.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Sewell#Art_criticism
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/arch-enemy-of-the-critics-stings-back-the-art-world-is-calling-for-brian-sewell-s-head-he-is-unfazed-1398973.html
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Re: What would Brian Sewell say?
« Reply #5 on: 17 October, 2023, 03:18:47 pm »
Spesh, I remember that scene and I think you are being rather hard on the elephant!

Re: What would Brian Sewell say?
« Reply #6 on: 17 October, 2023, 03:30:02 pm »
Spesh, I remember that scene and I think you are being rather hard on the elephant!

Maybe, but I just couldn't imagine his plummy tones enunciating that the sketch must have been done, for example, by a masturbating chimp using its non-dominant hand...   :demon:
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Re: What would Brian Sewell say?
« Reply #7 on: 17 October, 2023, 03:51:08 pm »
Slight influence of German Expressionism, suggestion of multiple viewpoints might indicate a familiarity with Cubism.

Re: What would Brian Sewell say?
« Reply #8 on: 17 October, 2023, 03:55:31 pm »
Or an unfamiliarity with anatomy!  Cubists at least knew that the eyes should not be on the same level !








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Re: What would Brian Sewell say?
« Reply #9 on: 17 October, 2023, 04:33:21 pm »
More like influenced by Monkey Jesus.

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Re: What would Brian Sewell say?
« Reply #10 on: 17 October, 2023, 04:37:15 pm »
To be fair, Bankman-Fried is a bit freaky looking in real life...  ;D
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Re: What would Brian Sewell say?
« Reply #11 on: 17 October, 2023, 04:47:50 pm »
A couple of the fine examples of the courtroom artists' oeuvre here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZtJG7NFQZs
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Re: What would Brian Sewell say?
« Reply #12 on: 17 October, 2023, 05:33:51 pm »
Excellent!  And I've had my tea, too!