Saturday, March 28, 2009

How restorers ruined the last portrait of Shakespeare

News, Art - The Independent

"The so-called 'restoration' could now go down in art history as one of the biggest blunders on record."

I put it to you that this looks like it could be a portrait of the great man, not just on the basis of intuition and the at once observant and reflective look. Am I imagining it?, but no, I'm sure there is a similarity between this face and the face of Bob Dylan, perhaps one of the few people alive who could be compared to Shakespeare for verbal inventiveness and facility. Do they share a set of genes? A small question in some ways, but there it is...

Noël Knowall

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