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"The Mona Lisa"

Started by Davros Skaro, Jan 03, 2017, 06:04 am

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warmcanofcoke

Quote from: galacticprobe on May 06, 2017, 09:56 pm
According to the article above, the painting size is 30 3/10ths inches x 20 4/5ths inches (in rough figures 30 x 21 inches) or 77cm x 53cm. Any idea of how thick that frame is, or how closely this prop frame matches the original that's hanging in the Louvre?

Dino.


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Looks smaller than the proposed dimensions to my eye.
why doesn't the Guide mention them? - Oh, it's not very accurate.
Oh? - I'm researching the new edition.

jamiebate

I may have imagined it but I think somewhere on the DVD features it mentions them having to paint 8 or so up on boards. I like that they're not quite right lol, almost but easily distinguishable

Davros Skaro

Great pics there Nate, thanks for them!  :)

Chris.
Chris.

galacticprobe

May 10, 2017, 06:01 am #18 Last Edit: May 10, 2017, 06:11 am by galacticprobe
Quote from: warmcanofcoke on May 09, 2017, 02:58 pm
Looks smaller than the proposed dimensions to my eye.

Is it possible those dimensions stated in that article include the frame as well? That would make the painting smaller than the stated dimensions, but overall, including the frame, it could be 30 x 21 inches.

If that frame is 3 inches thick, measuring things out on my monitor, edge to edge you can fit about 7 frame sides over the width, and 10 of them down its length:

3x7=21, 3x10=30. Take away the frame and you're left with a painting that's roughly 15 inches wide by 24 inches tall. (Seems kind of small when you look at it that way.)

What do you think? Possible?

Quote from: Davros Skaro on May 09, 2017, 11:37 pm
Great pics there Nate, thanks for them!  :)

Agreed!

Dino.
"What's wrong with being childish?! I like being childish." -3rd Doctor, "Terror of the Autons"

warmcanofcoke

http://www.doctorwhoprops.com/props.php
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Mona Lisa painting

This is one of six Mona Lisa paintings that was made for the 1979 story "the City of Death". What is remarkable is that each one of the six was hand painted by a BBC scenic artist and all are slightly different if you look carefully!They are quite crude when close up but very effective under the dim studio lights It is painted using acrilics on vestoply board, on the back is the story title and date, the artists name is not present. This one was given to a props man working on the story and is signed by both Tom Baker and Lalla Ward.

City of Death 1979

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why doesn't the Guide mention them? - Oh, it's not very accurate.
Oh? - I'm researching the new edition.

Cardinal Hordriss

A pitty Da Vinci didn't really paint several of them as the board the one in the Louvre is painted on is cracking quite badly.

It's ironic that what is probably the most valuable piece of art on the planet and as far as we know galaxy and beyond was totally unregarded by the man who painted it. Da Vinci actually moved to another country between starting and finishing it and is believed to have only finished it at all out of boredom. Now you're not even allowed to look at it more than a couple of seconds in case your concentration fades the paint lol.
I speak to you from the final days of Gallifrey. I am the past you have forgotten. You are the future I will not live to see...

galacticprobe

Jul 07, 2017, 05:03 am #21 Last Edit: Jul 07, 2017, 05:12 am by galacticprobe
Quote from: Cardinal Hordriss on Jul 06, 2017, 02:11 pm
It's ironic that what is probably the most valuable piece of art on the planet...

"That's one of the great treasures of the universe..."

Quote from: Cardinal Hordriss on Jul 06, 2017, 02:11 pm
...and as far as we know galaxy...

"What are you talking about? It's one of the great treasures of the universe!"

Quote from: Cardinal Hordriss on Jul 06, 2017, 02:11 pm
...and beyond...

Ah, well... now that's sounding better. ;D

Dino.
"What's wrong with being childish?! I like being childish." -3rd Doctor, "Terror of the Autons"

Cardinal Hordriss

What about the Academia Stellaris on Sirius Five? Or the Solariun Pinaquotheque at Strikian? Or the Braxiatel Collection?
I speak to you from the final days of Gallifrey. I am the past you have forgotten. You are the future I will not live to see...

galacticprobe

Jul 08, 2017, 04:47 am #23 Last Edit: Jul 08, 2017, 04:50 am by galacticprobe
"...the Louvre. One of the greatest art galleries in the whole galaxy."

Quote from: Cardinal Hordriss on Jul 07, 2017, 01:14 pm
What about the Academia Stellaris on Sirius Five?

"What? Oh no. No, no."

Quote from: Cardinal Hordriss on Jul 07, 2017, 01:14 pm
Or the Solariun Pinaquotheque at Strikian?

"Oh, no, no."

Quote from: Cardinal Hordriss on Jul 07, 2017, 01:14 pm
Or the Braxiatel Collection?

"No, no, no, no, no, no. This is the gallery. The only gallery in the known universe which has a picture like...
The Mona Lisa."


(You realize if we keep this up, it could go on for weeks!) ;D

Dino.
"What's wrong with being childish?! I like being childish." -3rd Doctor, "Terror of the Autons"

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I found a gold frame in an op shop recently and painted my own version, which I'm sure you'll agree is completely indestinguishable from the real thing.