The Old Masters – re-interpreted 118

Greetings from an overcast Auckland afternoon (par for the course in winter). A quick glance at the egg timer reveals that Wednesday is again upon us and it’s time to misinterpret the intentions of yet another painter.

This week we mercilessly attack the reputation of Willem van der Velde, The Younger. Considering that there must be an Elder, means that his family sought to inflict more than one ‘Willem van der Veldes’ on the planet – which, I think, is reason enough to shred his reputation with even greater vigour.

All ready for battle and not one of you thought to bring any matches.....Shouting 'BANG' very loudly is not going to get a surrender out of 'em y'know.

All ready for battle and not one of you thought to bring any matches…..Shouting ‘BANG’ very loudly is not going to get a surrender out of ’em y’know.


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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