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« on: October 24, 2008, 12:38 PM »
Here's one for you all.

What are the two paintings we use to denote:

1. no new posts in a board?

2. a new post you haven't read in a board?
« Last Edit: October 24, 2008, 14:41 PM by nick »
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« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2008, 17:56 PM »
The first one is El Greco's "Toledo".  I recently watched the episode about him in "The Art of Spain".

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« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2008, 19:06 PM »
That's right Lucy. I used this for the logo of the early morphs of iberianature. More here on the painting

http://www.iberianature.com/material/view_of_toledo.htm

Now the second one, I had forgotten and had to check, so that's a bit harder.

It's somewhere in Aragon.
« Last Edit: October 24, 2008, 19:10 PM by nick »
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« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2008, 19:11 PM »
A clue is "Belgian"
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« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2008, 10:15 AM »


Right as this thread seems to be dying a death here's the answer:

it's by Belgian-Spaniard Carlos de Haes and portrays the Gargantas de Jaraba de Aragón. It was painted in 1872.
http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_de_Haes

A different painting in the series and a photo of the gorge's current state can be compared here (nice idea):

http://www.caribdis.org/ulises/comparacions/pinturas/de_haes/jaraba_de_aragon.html
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« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2008, 12:33 PM »
I chose View of Toledo because it's one of my favourite paintings. This one, Gargantas de Jaraba de Aragón, I chose simply because it contrasted nicely in colour. That said, I do like the pair. I think its gives the forum a certain whatdjamecallit
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« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2008, 14:31 PM »
It was hard getting the little tiny thumbnail ones to still be recognisable...... :) Forum wouldn't be the same without them now....

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