Thursday, March 26, 2009

Forbidden knowledge


What is here in this listing Ekaterina found? We will never know. It is too glorious for our eyes and has been blurred out.



(Actually, it looks really gruesome. We all agree on what that is, right? Let's just leave it unsaid.)

29 comments:

PrincessLuceval said...

It's a Magic Eye picture! Or maybe just a picture of a nekkid woman keeled over, stabbed to death.

Hank said...

Isn't it normal for a pro real estate photog to blur out art if there might be a copyright issue and/or the art work is valuable?

Stuart said...

Actually, that's the real picture. It's a rare Renoir painted during his Glaucomist Period.

bikergeek said...

You can see the same painting, unblurred, in another photo. I can't see what about it might warrant the blurring, though.

mudslicker said...

HAHA Stuart..good one! I love this blog! Such a pick-me-up at the end of the day. I go home every night and just smell my couch cushions thanking my lucky stars!

Anonymous said...

That house is beautiful. Good lord, I have a case of house envy.

Anonymous said...

It looks like some sort of ghoul in the other picture. Oh well, they get a pass for puting all of the toilet seats down.

drjim said...

Holy smokes....what a house!

Anonymous said...

you can see this painting in picture 6 (of 44) of the family room-it's off to the corner; it looks like a bad take on Munch's "The Scream"

Tony Paul said...

Could it be a copy of "l'Origine du Monde " by Gustave Courbet? (I'll let you look for yourself in Google for this one).

Anonymous said...

Hi, I grew up in Cincinnati. That house is in Indian Hill, a very, VERY wealthy neighborhood on the east side of town. My guess is that it's either stolen, black market fine art or a painting so valuable that they don't want an art theif to know they own. Or maybe it's a dirty picture, who knows. I can see a bit of the work in photo 6 and it doesn't look naughty. The furniture doesn't look too valuable (hello futon in photo 19)- maybe they spend all their money on fine art instead? If nothing else, that neighborhood is full of pretentious (ie weird) people unlike the other residents of Cincy.

Anonymous said...

It might not be all that bad.. perhaps a tasteful nude the blurring just made even more suggestive than what it originally was.

Anonymous said...

I see a woman looking back over her shoulder as a swan (or goose-it's hard to tell) chases her.

Anonymous said...

I am I love with this house! But they really should polish those pans on the pot rack.

Anonymous said...

Check out the narcissistic couch in photo 19. He is so satisfied with himself for putting all the toilet seats down that he is treating himself to an afternoon of gazing in the mirror.

Scott said...

I think the futon is what happens when you buy a house that's bigger than you need and you need to fill every room with some kind of furniture.

Elia said...

Chickens!!!!!

Callisto said...

Whoa! Look at the fairy comb holder in photo 22. I get this mental image of the residents standing there and squatting down, standing up, etc. to comb their hair.

Maggie said...

I live in Cincinnati! I'll go "look" at the house, see if i can do some recon.

Glory von Hathor said...

Nah, not gruesome. They just don't want their kids to be recognisable.

It would have been far creepier to do the black-bar-across-the-eyes thing.

Glory von Hathor said...

Now I've had a look at photo 6 I take it all back.

It's a painting of Jeebus!

Kim said...

Yup, my immediate thought was that they had a MONSTROUS painting of their children, and were afraid that evil internet stalkers were poring over real estate listings. Well, I guess since the address is in the listing it's not so paranoid.

veg-o-matic said...

Interesting. It's a huge, fancy house; some of it is nice, some questionable, but overall, just too much.
With a sign in the kitchen that says "Simplify."
Artwork so expensive it's not for the likes of us to see, and an Ikea lamp in the blue bedroom.
Must be a House of Contrasts.

FonHom said...

Photo 7 - giant widescreen TV - no seats face it!! Who spends that kind of coin on a screen that's only viewed (a) from the side and (b) by twisting in your seat??

I've finally realized there's nothing that says "mess" and "clutter" more than a anarchic bunch of books. Every neat home I've seen in real life has been devoid of those old skul dustcatchers. They're all different heights, widths and colors - thumbing their moldy booknoses at any thoughtful decorating scheme. This one has a few in the kitchen, bathroom and on coffee tables - that's plenty. If libraries cut their stock by 90% and filed by color and shape we'd all be better off, gosh durn it!

Cellar Door said...

It's a ghost in the photo! Yogi ghost, in Baby Pose.

Anonymous said...

If i didn't know better it kind of looks like the stolen " Scream" but frankly at first it looks like it could be Jesus. The interior is just okay.

Renee said...

Actually, I think it's the couple themselves. Can't you see the man's face on the left and the woman's on the right?

Anonymous said...

Ok, so Tony Paul - yer got one mug daft enough to google for "l'Origine du Monde "

That is one butt ugly fat and selectively hairy naked definitely female torso.

The picture as shown in photo 6 shows that whatever it is, its an ugly picture, but dunno wot of. Anyone stupid enough to rob the place for the picture is likely doing them a huge favor.

daria said...

A bird with a longish neck is on the left and a fish is standing next to it.