It began as the GODFATHER OF MATH, evolved into the GOODFATHER OF MATH. Now this. Go figure...


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The kind of humor I like is the thing that makes me laugh for five seconds and think for ten minutes = G. CARLIN...Stain glass, engraved glass, frosted glass
–give me plain glass = JOHN FOWLES...Music is the mathematics of the gods = PYTHAGORAS... Nothing is more fluid than language = R. L. SWIHART
I cannot live without the oxygen of laughter = DAWN POWELL + + + But please be sure to season that with the hydrogen of gravitas = PAUL OLIVERIO
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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Jewish Heirs Sue Swiss Museum to Recover Constable Painting

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PARIS-
Jewish descendants of the owner of a John Constable
landscape have sued to reclaim the painting
from a regional Swiss museum where it hangs
now with a note acknowledging that 
it was illegally seized during World War II.

Since 2006, the heirs of Anna Jaffé and
the Musée des Beaux-Arts in La Chaux-de-Fonds
in northwest Switzerland have clashed over the rights
to the landscape, “Dedham From Langham,” 
an 1813 scene of the English countryside
that has been valued at about $1 million.
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Text is verbatim

Another article about same subject is  here.
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Footnotes
Kudos to the Musee des Beaux-Arts for acknowledging
the painting was "illegally seized."

The absence of such acknowledgement–
wherever fine is on exhibit–in no way indicates
that "illegal seizure" does not figure
into whatever art is being exhibited.

But in no way should that diminish
the aesthetic appreciation of the exhibited work!
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