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Posted: 23 Aug 11, 13:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

my review of queen 2 is finally up!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZyxjdJmq5Q

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Posted: 24 Aug 11, 10:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A good review - excellent to explain the white/black sides.  Too bad
the case arrived cracked.

The painting is by Richard Dadd and was already over a hundred years old
when Freddie saw it. Richard Dadd was mentally ill and killed his father.
He was sent to a mental hospital where he lived out his life. He painted there and
a hospital worker commissioned the FFMS painting which Dadd spent 9 years making
and he never quite finished the bottom left of the canvas.  The painting is
extraordinarily detailed & complex with very fine micro painting of tiny details.
Dadd wrote a long rambling poem to explain the characters depicted in the
painting -  many characters are referenced in the Queen song.  Freddie, presumably
as an art student at Ealing college, was exposed to this painting and it made a big
impression on him - he liked it.  He dragged his Queen band mates there to view the
painting when they had the time.  I think the voices heard in the song ( all of that ahhhhhh ahhhhh
business) evoke, to me, a vision of Dadd furiously and intensely painting this painting.
This painting is on display at the Tate Britain Museum in London - the location that is close
to the Thames river (however you can see it on the internet too).  There is always a person or
crowd there looking at it.  I wonder what Dadd would think of the song - would he recognize
his characters?


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Posted: 25 Aug 11, 11:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

glad you like it. im gonna try making this a weekly thing