Saturday, April 02, 2011

Person-of-Mystery

Sorry for the delay.  Here you go...


Who could I be?  That's the mystery!  Go ahead and take a guess and then go enjoy your day.  Check back tomorrow and I'll reveal the answer.  The first correct post will be declared the winner.


6 comments:

RTD said...

Han Van Meegeren a Dutch painter

RTD said...

That photo is from his trial for forgery. He didn't try to make copies of Vermeer's paintings, but painted his own and called them Vermeer's
The forgeries perpetrated by Hans van Meegeren are probably some of the most famous in the art world. Van Meegeren did not copy a great painting and try to pass it off as an original but created new originals of his own. He faked 6 Vermeer's in all, these were put onto the market as new discoveries.
He only got a 1 year sentence but died before he went to jail

Judi said...

I see Roger did it again! Using Roger's answer I Binged Van Meegeren & that photo popped up - only in reverse. Thanks for the little history lesson, RTD.

Nate Maas said...

Way to go Roger!

Astrocrabpuff said...

Congratulations, RTD!

Mary said...

A fascinating account of Hans van Meegeren was written by Errol Morris, photographer, filmmaker, and writer. The series of essays is itself a review of two books about van Meergeren, and raises compelling questions about authenticity, wartime collaboration, whether artwork possesses intrinsic value, and many more issues.

Errol Morris' first film is "The Thin Blue Line," in which he constructed a Roshamon-like exploration of a crime. He's quite good at exploring alternative realities.

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/05/27/bamboozling-ourselves-part-1/