DCML digest, Vol 1 #559 - 15 msgs

Dan Shane danshane at bellsouth.net
Thu Jun 14 16:07:35 CEST 2001


> I'll sneak in here to say what I think about this matter. I'm no "fine
> expert, I think that Barks' oils are pretty nice, and that's enough for
> Had I the money (lots and lots) and had to choose between a Picasso and a
> Barks (repeat: LOTS. So much money that I wouldn't be interested in
> I'd certainly choose a Barks... but for what's behind the oil itself, that
> the story that inspired it.


Francesco hints at what I believe to be the root of the matter.  The
paintings are nice, but they don't mean anything without knowledge of the
characters and the events.  In other words, the paintings are derived from
the stories and cannot stand alone.  The wonderful comic tales, however, can
easily endure without knowledge of the paintings.

I like Barks' oil work personally, and in my imaginary, perfect world, I
envision them as the "covers" to the comics I love.

Dan Shane
(danshane at bellsouth.net)

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