Paintings that have knocked your socks off

Train of thought from the Cellar.
This one gets me.

La Negazione di Pietro, Caravaggio

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I saw one in a gallery for sale at 10 000 pounds twenty odd years ago

It was a huge 12’ by 8’ canvas of two tiny figures on a beach at low tide with gulls wheeling around and landing on the wet sand

I would have sold my soul for that picture

It sold to a private buyer

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Do etchings count? Miss Janie and I were blown away by the Rembrandt exhibition in Ottawa at the moment, more so than the paintings. The etchings are unbelievably tiny, much small than the picture I took. I can see more details in my photo than my eye was able to absorb at the time.

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I think that everything/anything counts if it has an effect on you, Janie

Carinthia.xx

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Ta, Carinthia. Sorry it’s crooked. Not Rembrandt’s fault, nor our National Gallery’s.

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