The Old Masters – re-interpreted 115

I thought I’d let you know. We went to an art gallery tonight. For the first time ever, we went to the opening of an exhibition of photographs. Present at this auspicious event were many of Auckland’s fine-art cognoscenti, academic worthies, several well heeled collectors and a bunch of other posers and freeloaders in suitably eccentric attire. All of them appeared to know each other as they drank the free wine; and they sounded awfully keen to make themselves heard above the general hubbub of allegedly very knowledgeable Art Chat. I felt I ought take my rightful place in this Auckland Art World – so I quickly slinked out, came home and set about misinterpreting another Old Master – Auguste Renoir to be precise – and we’re in the right month for it, n’est pas?

You're right Georgina, that IS Mel Gibson in that cod piece. It seems this is less 'Hamlet' and more 'Much Ado About Nothing'".

You’re right Georgina, that IS Mel Gibson in that cod piece. It seems this is less ‘Hamlet’ but rather ‘Much Ado About Nothing'”.


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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