Monday, August 21, 2006

Sunday in the park with Grumbles

As you can probably gather from the above pics, we went and saw the Picasso exhibition on the weekend. Afterwards, the Galumph and I were discussing the pieces shown, and the Galumph lamented that not many paintings were displayed. "Hold on, silver!", I exclaimed at the very top of my voice. "They had the Weeping Woman - c'mon, how good is that? What a coup getting that over here! The Weeping bloody Woman, for goodness sake!"

A moments silence followed, before the Galumph informed me that the NGV has OWNED the Weeping Woman for years, and is actually famous for having it, and dur honey everybody knows that.

D'oh! Ignorance and stupidity coupled together again!


  1. Hi Ignorant, I'm Stupid. I had no idea either :-)
    Also, keep meaning to comment on your post about getting flustered by shopkeepers. It still happens to me all the time. Babble, babble, babble, while their eyes glaze over, but I can't stop myself. I wonder if it's something you grow out of when you're - say - 50?

  2. Well, you can't know absolutely EVERYTHING, after all!

    It looks like it was a lovely, crisp, sunny day.

  3. Anonymous11:05 pm

    Do you remember when it was stolen? That was an exciting time - I was so young I didn't really comprehend that people could steal something from a gallery - except in movies.

  4. Lovley images! And I didn't know Oz had the Weeping Woman.

    I have been moaning because the exhibit is not coming to WA. As usual, Perth is not included in travelling exhibits.

  5. Anonymous11:25 am

    Well you are from Killarney...youre not expected to know whats in the galleries colllection. See what happens when you have no TV???

  6. Anonymous2:56 pm

    I still haven't managed to get to Picasso (oh, the shame)... even after vowing to attend at least three times.
    cheers, grache

  7. Anonymous6:23 pm

    I am now enlightened. I had no idea that you guys owned the Weeping Woman!


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