Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1997/11/06

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Subject: Re: I agree with Ted - not Margaret
From: Alfred Breull <>
Date: Thu, 6 Nov 1997 09:11:10 +0100


it's similar with Egon Schiele (the 2nd most important European
expressionist) or Toulouse-Lautrec also. It is known, that the last one used
to paint no less than 87 portraits of the same person (Avril), and washed it
off with benzine till he was happy with his result. Different van Gogh, who
publihsed each pic, but signed exclusively the important ones with "Vincent"
(which were important to him). That's the reason we know that he was still
learning & trying very hard at the age of 28 (see his clumsy graphics on
potatoe eaters portraits or farmers).


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At 05:46 05.11.1997 -0500, you wrote:
> Ted - It is said that Margaret Bourke-White's pics where so good because
> she shot so much that no one ever saw (very large waste-paper basket) &
> only showed the best.  If you only show the best, people will think that you
> are the best.  There is a famous French painter Manet???)  who is only 
> known for having painted 6 or 8  in his whole life. Who knows how many 
> he actually did paint.  Picasso could (and did) put his signature on any
> doodle on a scrap of paper & it would sell.