Monday, 19 October 2015

A selection of my heros.


In no particular order....

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W B Yeats
Jacques Tati
Rodin
Ian Botham
Tommy Cooper
Augustus John
Hilaire Belloc
Duncan Grant
Stravinsky
Matisse
Ron Kitai
Rico Rodriguez
Fernandel (above)
Mohamed Ali
Norman Wisdom
Richard Dadd
Stanley Spencer
Margaret Rutherford
Edwin Lutyens
Maureen O'Hara
Peter Saul
William McGonagall
Paula Rego
Tim Berners-Lee


and so many others.





26 comments:

  1. I shall google some of the names. Depressing time here.

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    1. We've been following it on the news. I notice that every time your military retaliate, they get the blame. The world's press are very selective.

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    2. It is indeed, it was always so,especialy the BBC.

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  2. I agree with some, others I have not heard of - I think I would have a longer list of anti-heroes.

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  3. I haven't heard of a lot of those, but we have a friend called Peter Saul , who lives just round the corner!

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    1. My Peter Saul is a rather strange US painter; I loved his early work; not so keen on the later.

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  4. Haven't heard of many of these either. Not sure I've ever thought of having heroes - mostly just people I admire or like.

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    1. Heros is probably too strong a word; as you say, just people that I admire too.

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  5. A big emphasis on art, poetry and music here and Tim BL for giving us the platform on which to blog. No politicians I think. Priorities right. A+

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    1. A+. But probably 'must try harder' too.

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  6. I've only heard of three of those. Not sure what that says....

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    1. My apologies - just noticed Ian Botham, so that makes four.

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  7. Your list is impressive, although I only have heard of about half of them. That is a good thing as very famous does not always mean quality.

    My heroes are the mostly anonymous people who do much, touch people's hearts and ask for nothing in return. I have met quite a few in my life's journey.

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    1. I purposefully left out the likes of Mother Theresa, Dalai Lama, etc, and just concentrated on more plastic influences.

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  8. I scrolled down your list, thinking Yes, Yes, Yes, and so forth. I did find a several names new to me, and might have to investigate their fields. I appreciate your introductions. Best wishes.

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  9. We live quite close (about ten miles) from Ian Botham - yes I agree heis one of my heroes. I always admire anyone who sticks at something and really works at it.
    Shall now go away and think about my heroes.

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    1. I included Botham because he represents that wonderful era of English cricket.

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  10. Tread softly, because you tread on my dreams.

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  11. Tread softly, because you tread on my dreams.

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  12. Tread softly, because you tread on my dreams.

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  13. Wow, Cro, that's an eclectic list! Richard Dadd! I thought I was the only person who loved him. Did you know Freddie Mercury wrote a song about "The fairy feller's master-stroke"? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7-9eAal_x4

    I hadn't heard of Paula Rego, so I looked her up. I would love to see her work.

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  14. I've just been catching up (been away and had visitors) and so far not commented despite being tempted. I couldn't let this one pass though. There are a few on the list I hadn't heard of but having looks them up that doesn't surprise me. I certainly mad me think about how I would define heroes in my own mind if I were to list them. I found that difficult (despite being well aware of the dictionary definition) because sometimes achievements are, themselves, very subjective. Ian Botham undoubtedly achieved to the extent that he is a hero in his field. However much as I admire and enjoy Rodin's work it wouldn't have occurred to me to call him a hero. Certainly a great deal of food for thought.

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  15. I always used to tell my staff that there was no such thing as a typing error only a checking error. I would do well to heed that after the previous comment!

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