Photo-a-Day (Wednesday, 5th December, 2018)
Christmas Tree on the Stairs
Worse than yesterday,strange ideas to me.
Sorry, looking at this and the one yesterday, the whole thing resembles an entry for a bad taste competition.
Escape to the Chateau with Angel in charge...,,,a wedding scene in May!
Insipid!!! Were pictures too expensive?
Not good for anyone who needs to hold the rail for support when using stairs
A very badly designed staircase for a former stately home. I wonder what Lord Crawford would think. NOT A LOT! Not very Christmassy!
Elf and safety ,how are you supposed to hold the handrail.
Perhaps the 'portraits' are in the hands of Bendor Grosvenor?
I think the empty frames are trying to make a statement- abolish any remnants of the past??
Lady Mabel must be turning in her grave at the sight of this lot.
Anne these empty picture frames are all the rage now, because you can stand and look and imagine what ever you like.
I was imagining a big oak tree with a home made swing hanging from one of its branches
Visited Haigh Hall in 2012, have a picture of me stood on that staircase, there was beautiful class carpet on the stairs, what happened???
I bet it went on eBay !
Do you really think Bendor's got the pictures in his attic Philip? The Fallen Madonna wiz the big boobies was never found either.
Mick I have a similar idea in one of my bedrooms. A very ornate frame, framing the same wallpaper as on the wall thus preventing a shadow of the frame showing. Apparently an old idea.
I painted one of those paintings once but it didn't fit in the frame so I threw it away.
That painting in the big frame looks like a forgery to me.
You would have to be well sozzled to slide down that bannister this Christmas.
Makes my eyes water just thinking about it.
Those parrots under the tree look like they've been paddling in his Lordship's punch bowl. No doubt Cook's passed out in the kitchen after a surfeit of the Master's Cherry Brandy.
If there's a shortage of money - they could fill the frames with Panto dames! Mother Goose,Widow Twankey and Donald Duck for a starter......any other ideas for a mug's gallery?
That tree is dead, defunct, departed, popped it's clogs. In short it has shuffled off it's mortal coil and gone to a better place.
Two great shots Mick , Well Done ! Anything that creates discussion and debate ,always works for me . I am always grateful to those who contribute to PAD, I admit to have never done so myself .
Perhaps a performance of John Cage's 4 33' music would greatly enhance the paintings.
Hideous and dangerous. Looks like the portraits are too embarrassed to be seen in the same place as that dog's breakfast.
I suppose there's a chance that Bendor could have Haigh's three 'portraits' under the glare of his signature pocket-torch Veronica, but the Fallen Madonna with the Big Boobies seems to have gone further afield; The 'Allo, 'Allo 'prop' was recently auctioned-off for £15,000.
I hadn't previously been aware of 'the prop' ('doesn't she drive a hard bargain'), so thanks for putting me on to/onto her?
The 'Big booby' picture has just sold for £16,500
There's got to be 'provenance' with pictures so if there's no pictures there's no 'provenance'! I wonder if they were stolen during the night- that would explain the empty frames I suppose.....
Classy! A pity "some" Wiganers seem unable to understand such types of art. I expect some would like to see the place decorated with cloth caps....
Dave Taylor, I have a “Suit of new clothes” only worn once by a gullible Emperor. Would you be interested by any chance?
Art has to be seen to be appreciated - empty frames aren't art - just quirkiness.
I'll admit the frames are a talking point - plain and simple as they are. Who would pay to go inside an Art Gallery and ponder at their meaning?
Some years ago,in a Gallery somewhere (I've forgotten where) a group of people who thought they were really arty were all stood admiring a particular Picasso type painting,there was many oohs and ahhhhs,until they were told that a chimp had painted it..Id love to have seen their faces.
Nowt more trendy at the moment than a cloth cap.