Sunday, June 03, 2007

VG News

Unfortunately Friday's pub crawl turned into a bit of a session. I believe the current usage is 'mullared'. Consequently I spent the whole of yesterday nursing the mother of all hangovers.

Still, back in harness today, and Dame Janet has emailed me this delightful sketch of Ramsgate by none other than old One Ear himself, Vincent Van Gogh. I'm not sure if she's got the original, but if she has it will make an excellent addition to my Van Gogh Contemporary!

6 comments:

tony flaig bignews said...

Lets have a Van Gogh, centre we will soon be the centre of culture in europe.

dame janet said...

There was another artist - possibly Manet or Monet? - who painted a view through the window of the house next to the Oak Hotel overlooking the harbour about 120 or so years ago - but haven't found any references to it on the web so far

Anonymous said...

Tissot used to paint at the Royal Harbour Hotel.

Walter Sickert (aka Jack the Ripper) lived in Margate for a bit, and I gather Jack Vettriano's pretty popular over there too.

emmeline said...

So should we call it the Van Gogh, Tissot , Turner, Frith and every other artist who has ever painted a picture of Ramsgate Centre? Or do I sense an attack of the Oatibix syndrome coming on?

Anonymous said...

Oatibix. Yum!

Anonymous said...

Yes they are rather nice, aren't they? Beats hamster for breakfast any day