News, but not the serious kind
We NEED three more naked chicks?
Somebody please help me out here.
We have a story about how the Louvre, which is this really big museum in Paris, is asking the public to help raise the cash to buy it a 16th century painting deemed a “national treasure” by art experts.
The Louvre has scraped together $4.19 million for “The Three Graces,” an oil painting by German artist Lucas Cranach the Elder, but they still need another $1.35 million.
Here’s the thing. The Louvre already displays about 35,000 works of art. Now it turns out THIS is the one they needed all along?
Really? Then shouldn’t the person who bought the wrong 35,000 paintings get a verbal warning or something?
Also, does anybody else wonder how a painting by a German artist got to be a French national treasure?
You can see the painting on the right, with a few of those rectangular bars I am required to add for the protection of my readers. I mean, the Louvre needs three more naked chicks about as much as Charlie Sheen does.
But I do have a suggestion. If they need money, maybe they should auction off the “Mona Lisa,” which must be worth a few thousand bucks, and which isn’t nearly as big as you expect genuine art to be when you see it in person.
And if they do get this other painting, could they please hang it much closer to their main entrance than they did the “Mona Lisa,” so I can get in and out a lot faster than on my first visit?
Handout photo of the 16th century oil on wood painting “The Three Graces,” of three nudes by German artist Lucas Cranach. REUTERS/Angele Dequier/Musee du Louvre/Handout