The Old Masters – re-interpreted 97

In this ongoing, authoritative exposé on alternative interpretations of the painters of old, we at the Institute, have attempted to cover an eclectic variety Old Masters from all parts of the world. Let’s face it, you don’t get much more eclectic than Scotland.

Here then, at enormous personal cost, is this week’s subject of study, Joseph Farquharson with his painting, “The Shortening Winter’s Day”, depicting the Scottish winter countryside and the stout dependability of your Highland shepherd.

Here he comes, bless him,  with anither bundle o' frozen hay. D'you know whot Guthrie? I'd kill fer a guid curry an' a deep fried Mars Bar.

Here he comes, bless him, with anither bundle o’ frozen hay. D’you know whot Guthrie? I’d kill fer a guid curry an’ a deep fried Mars Bar.

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About Freud Fission Chips

Despite the banality of the name, FFC has led an intensely varied life. Grateful for surviving almost three years as a 'troepie' (soldier for non-South African Readers) in the Angolan war, he determined to wring as much out of life as possible. Currently providing Business Analysis services, trading on the stock market and developing web pages to pay the bills, FFC also dabbles in wildlife, landscape and people photography, writing, and far too many interests for his own good. He has also travelled extensively in southern Africa (working on the sound theory that a moving target is more dificult to hit). These peregrinations also include over 1500kms on foot through some of the worlds most spectacular scenery. It hasn't all been plain sailing, beer and skittles, and endless beds of roses... Chief amongst the prerequisites for surviving Africa, with its mind-bending characteristics, is an appropriate sense of humour.... So, for now, he will be recounting the amusing among the annoying, the frustrating wrapped in the funny and extracting the mirth from the melancholy... Oh yes, there might be some alliteration too.
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