Today we delved into the world of modern art.
Now me I prefer to know what I’m looking at, but there are those who are quite happy to drool over some abstract artefact, apparently with little or no idea what it’s supposed to represent and today we reported on a piece of artwork, which it now appears has been hanging upside down for more than 75 years!
Yes, truly although considered to be one of the most important works created by Dutch abstract artist Piet Mondrian it has just been discovered that NEW YORK CITY 1 has been hanging upside down for over 75 years.
The work which dates from 1941 was first put on display at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1945 but since 1980 it’s been hanging in the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen art collection in Dusseldorf, Germany.
The work uses red, yellow, blue and black adhesive strips but the realisation that the picture was upside down only dawned on the art world after it was spotted in a photo taken in the artist’s studio a few days after his death in 1944.
At an event celebrating the anniversary the 1872 birth of the artist, still considered to be one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, Susanne Meyer-Buser stunned the audience with her revelation stating that “The thickening of the grid should be at the top, like a dark sky,”
Once she pointed this out to the other art curators present at the occasion, they all agreed that it should have been obvious all along!
For the time being however, the work will continue to be displayed upside down in case any of the strips used in the artwork come loose.
Well there you have it!
Coming back down to earth with a real bang we learnt about the cobra that died after being bitten by an 8-year old boy.
The boy known only as Deepak was outside playing in his backyard when the snake wrapped itself round his hand and bit him.
But as he was unable to shake it off he bit it hard twice, killing it instantly.
In this case although the boy was treated with anti-venom, he showed no sign of any lasting damage and was released.
Meanwhile a 2-year girl in Eastern Turkey was attacked by a snake which was found in her mouth but once again she extracted her revenge on the creature after it bit her lip, by biting it back!
On that note I think I’ll return home, hopefully without running into any reptiles and hope to see you again tomorrow,