The art critic pursed his lips. He enjoyed his private viewing of any new painting, time to analyse work in a new exhibition. Such a pleasure.
This particular canvas was a newly-discovered work by the much-beloved Picasso. A Metropolitan art expert confirmed it genuine, its provenance undisputed, the piece obliquely referred to in correspondence, the significance unrecognised until the work came to market; worth millions.
A fine portrait of a cobalt face in a woollen hat flopping forward, defiantly cubist, harking back to his Blue Period.
He just wished the catalogue hadn't described it as Picasso's "Smurf Period".
Frenchie about 5 years ago
Hahaha, thanks for the smile Tony. A good one, I love the seriousness of the beginning and... the twist at the end :D
Tony Spencer about 5 years ago
Thanks, Frenchie, appreciate your comment, it was certainly fun to write. I wanted it to sound serious and somewhat learned, with ana sense of aesthetic pain in the final line.
Drew Martyn about 5 years ago
Brilliant Tony, I really wasn't expecting that end, had me in stitches :)
Julie about 5 years ago
Ha, ha! Great drabble, Tony.
Thomas Andersen almost 5 years ago
The set up, the catch! The humor! Loved every bit!
Neville Hunt over 4 years ago
Took me by surprise. Love it. Thanks Tony.