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jamie allan 17th January 2012 02:28 PM

Wee Ginger Glaswegian Painted by Van Gogh
 
Seriously he did! Alex Reid was a businessman and art dealer who helped fund the group of artists known as the Glasgow Boys. He travelled with them and sat for van Gogh.
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/1...y_Van_Gogh.jpg

I've an enforced day off - car's in for MOT so I thought I'd take in a couple of galleries as the weather is poor and the light is worse.

Transport Museum - I liked the shades of grey
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/1...t_Museum_1.jpg

Kelvingrove Museum - Main Hall
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/1...ain_Hall_2.jpg

The Heads - Yes but is it art?
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/1...ve_Heads_1.jpg

Christ of St John of the Cross by Salvador Dali
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/1...ss_low_res.jpg

I had to up the iso to 800 for the Dali. It's now in a small room no bigger than a living room so no chance of using flash.

jdal 17th January 2012 05:16 PM

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Nice set, particularly the Transport Museum. *chr

I love Kelvingrove, by a mile the best public gallery/museum I've been in. Maybe not the finest exhibits, but a major asset for the city. It's free, well presented and most importantly heaving with families - at least it was on the weekend I last visited. It's how these places should be -vibrant and used. I'm surprised they would let you use flash on their rather valuable pictures mind.

Re the transport museum - I was wanting to have a look at this when I was last in Glasgow, but it wasn't opened yet. Somebody said the old museum had the corporations first Atlantean bus, no LA1, on display. I used to work on it in the late 60's. Probably took 6d off Billy Connelly!

Ulfric M Douglas 17th January 2012 06:52 PM

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As for the heads : yeah, I think they're art.
Pooey sheets and a load of bricks on the floor are not.
Mind you, I'd rather look at the Dali anyday.
Does the Kelvingrove still have the ethnography section to the left?

Chevvyf1 18th January 2012 09:40 PM

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Jamie, SUPERB set of images ! my fav has to be the last :) Dali is such a range of inspirations some I LURVE, some not :)

What a wonderful day you had ! lucky you :)

Zuiko 18th January 2012 10:38 PM

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A great set, full of interest and a nice arty theme. :)

Barkly 19th January 2012 07:18 AM

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That's what I couldn't get over when in Europe years ago - you are allowed to take pics in museums and galleries.

In Oz you have to check you bags and camera in at the door - I suppose along with your firearms!

jamie allan 19th January 2012 10:01 AM

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All,
Thanks for your comments - both museums are worth a visit if you are in Glasgow - there are plenty of photo opportunities inside and out. The two buildings are spectacular in their own ways - built 100 years apart.
John,
I'll need check next time I'm in re the Atlantean. They'd probably appreciate your recollections.
Ulfric,
Everything at Kelvingrove was moved around after the refurbishment. There is still an Ancient Egypt gallery complete with sarcophogi (?) and there's now a Cultural Survival centre presently displaying Inuit detail. The suits of armour are still there as are the stuffed elephants and giraffes - though these two are now under the flightpath of a suspended Spitfire.
It's amazing to think that the Dali was bought for 8,200 in 1952 and there was a significant body of opposition to the purchase both from local taxpayers and religious groups - something about you shouldn't look down on Christ.
Barkly,
You'd be at home in the Kelvingrove there are no issues with taking photographs in any Glasgow museum though flash is controlled. As well as this Kelvingrove presently has an exhibition of AC/DC memorabilia. You know that the Young brothers and Bon Scott were born in Scotland?

Ulfric M Douglas 19th January 2012 03:43 PM

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Originally Posted by jamie allan (Post 147569)
... the Dali was bought for 8,200 in 1952 and there was a significant body of opposition to the purchase both from local taxpayers and religious groups - something about you shouldn't look down on Christ.

Just as well he didn't paint him a baldy heed then!

gregles 19th January 2012 04:04 PM

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Nice shots Jamie particularly like the angle you got of the Transport Museum.

I wonder if wee Ginger Reid might have been the first of the Red Clydesiders! The ac/dc memorabilia sounds worth a look. I was at the Back in Black concert at the Apollo many moons ago:)

Greg

jamie allan 19th January 2012 09:12 PM

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Originally Posted by gregles (Post 147609)
Nice shots Jamie particularly like the angle you got of the Transport Museum.

I wonder if wee Ginger Reid might have been the first of the Red Clydesiders! The ac/dc memorabilia sounds worth a look. I was at the Back in Black concert at the Apollo many moons ago:)

Greg

It has been said that Angus Young's stage dress of schoolboy uniform was a one fingered salute to the teacher who told him he wouldn't amount to anything:D:D


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