Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: The Crying boy painting house

  1. #1
    Join Date
    October 2014
    Location
    south wales
    Posts
    208
    Thanked
    1010

    Default The Crying boy painting house


    This was the first time i explored this house. the house itself was quite a wierd layout with it being 3 floors down stairs there was a bathroom kitchen and a living room a second floor was 1 bed room and one living room then the third floor had 2 bed rooms. the house itself was very cramped all full with stuff such as sofas beds and tv the rooms had lots of personal items also i loved this explore and in the kitchen on the floor laid a very iconic paper with the headline "John Lennon shot dead in new york" which was ace to see that type of paper there. Now the reason i called the house the crying baby house because one of the paintings in the house is quite a iconic peace and have a myth behind it here is the story about the painting. The Crying Boy is a mass-produced print of a painting by Italian painter Giovanni Bragolin.It was widely distributed from the 1950s onwards. There are numerous alternative versions, all portraits of tearful young boys or girls. In addition to being widely known, certain urban legends attribute a "curse" to the painting.

    On 5 September 1985, the British tabloid newspaper The Sun reported that an Essex firefighter claimed that undamaged copies of the painting were frequently found amidst the ruins of burned houses.
    He stated that no firefighter would allow a copy of the painting into his own house.

    Over the next few months, The Sun and other tabloids ran several articles on house fires suffered by people who had owned the painting.
    By the end of November, belief in the painting's curse was widespread enough that The Sun was organising mass bonfires of the paintings, sent in by readers

    The Crying Boy Painting house by kurt roberts, on Flickr

    The Crying Boy Painting house by kurt roberts, on Flickr

    The Crying Boy Painting house by kurt roberts, on Flickr

    The Crying Boy Painting house by kurt roberts, on Flickr

    The Crying Boy Painting house by kurt roberts, on Flickr

    The Crying Boy Painting house by kurt roberts, on Flickr

    The Crying Boy Painting house by kurt roberts, on Flickr

    The Crying Boy Painting house by kurt roberts, on Flickr

    The Crying Boy Painting house by kurt roberts, on Flickr

    The Crying Boy Painting house by kurt roberts, on Flickr

    The Crying Boy Painting house by kurt roberts, on Flickr

    The Crying Boy Painting house by kurt roberts, on Flickr

    The Crying Boy Painting house by kurt roberts, on Flickr



    The Crying Boy Painting house by kurt roberts, on Flickr

    The Crying Boy Painting house by kurt roberts, on Flickr

  2. Thanks given by: brickworx, Chopper, DiggerDen, HughieD, jsp77, krela, lawrence89, Luise, Mearing, mookster, mtc3154, oldscrote, Rubex, smiler, The_Derp_Lane, thorfrun, trainman, zanderoy
  3.  
     
  4. #2
    Join Date
    October 2010
    Location
    Lost in Cornwall
    Posts
    4,853
    Thanked
    3424

    Default


    Great find Sureshank, I enjoyed it, Thanks
    Smiler
    😁

  5. Thanks given by: sureshank
  6. #3
    Join Date
    February 2015
    Location
    Aberdeen, Scotland
    Age
    62
    Posts
    2,502
    Thanked
    1613

    Default


    A nice collection of photos. A bit of an atmospheric feeling though.
    When the going gets tough - the tough get going.

  7. Thanks given by: Luise, sureshank
  8. #4
    Join Date
    April 2009
    Posts
    51
    Thanked
    35

    Default


    Great photos, loved the atmosphere. You have captured it well.

    I am old enough to remember the stories about the prints and house fires. The fact that this was a very popular framed print available from Woolworths, meant that just about every house had one on the wall. Hardly surprising then that in the sad occasion of a house fire, this print may be evident.

  9. Thanks given by: sureshank
  10. #5
    Join Date
    February 2008
    Location
    Rawdon Leeds
    Age
    76
    Posts
    1,814
    Thanked
    1573

    Default


    When one realises when and how this print was marketed, you realise just how cynical the publishers of this piece of dross were. First on sale in a 1949 version, many families were still coming to terms with loosing their beloved ones in WW2, especially those families involved in the middle and far Eastern campaigns. Cursed - rubbish, ending up on the rubbish heap - well deserved!

  11. Thanks given by: smiler, sureshank
  12. #6
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    Cambridgeshire
    Posts
    1,755
    Thanked
    4266

    Default


    Lovely stuff!

  13. Thanks given by: sureshank

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 19th May 15, 15:52
  2. plastic pig house ( sewing house) march 2014
    By urban phantom in forum Residential Sites
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 28th Mar 14, 18:15
  3. Bryn haford house/charles wicksteeds house feb 2012
    By alex76 in forum Residential Sites
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 2nd Mar 12, 22:08

About us
DerelictPlaces is a forum for people with an interest in the history and documentation of disused, derelict and abandoned buildings to come together and share their experiences, photography and historical findings. Our military, industrial and historical heritage is fast disappearing under the pressure of regeneration, the need for new housing, and often through simple neglect; Our aim is to document these places before they disappear entirely.
Follow us