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September 14, 2020

Mid-Morning Art Thread

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Martin Johnson Heade

My original plan for this morning was a meticulously painted watercolor by an 20th century American artist named John Stuart Ingle. Titled "Still Life With Watermelon," it was tremendously pleasing and interesting, but because of the oddities of copyright law I was unable to find a large enough version.

So who has lost out? Undoubtedly the artist's heirs, who because of their short-term greed have prevented the readership of a smart military blog from learning about an interesting but not-very-well-known American artist. Perhaps a few of you would have been intrigued by his work and bought prints or perhaps an original, but we will never know!

How does preventing AoSHQ from using his work for non-commercial purposes serve anyone? I am puzzled.


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