Rather surprisingly, even museums can get it wrong - literally, by hanging a piece of art upside down. The most famous case is Matisse's The boat, shown above, which hung upside down in the New York Museum of Modern Art for 47 days in 1961 - until a visitor spotted the mistake. As the linked art-icle shows though, there are plenty of opportunities to go wrong if the artist did not leave clear instructions - and one can even wonder whether in some cases there is a wrong and a right way. An interesting read.
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About me: Dutchman, married to a beautiful and highly talented artist from Shanghai. Although my education (PhD chemistry) is very much associated with the left side of the brain, I like to use my right side for my hobbies: music, art, photography.
About this blog: I started this blog in August 2006, just wanting to share what I considered interesting pieces of visual art and music. I suffered from blogging blues for most of 2008, but making a fresh start in October of that year has done wonders for my inspiration. In case you did not notice, most posts end with a small symbol... just click that for the relevant link. All pictures in my blog are hosted on blogger - if some do not show up (the red cross syndrome) it is a blogger hiccup. Right click and selecting "show picture" should do the trick.
About the reconstruction:
End March 2017 I converted thousands of posts to draft, in order to sort out potential copyright issues. Many of these have been restored in the course of the year.
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