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originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: Grovit
The guy appears to have spent most of his life cut off from the main sources of information available to people over the last few decades.
He does not watch television, and has never been on the internet. Certainly any research he would have done, must have been done either in the privacy of his own home, with any records or data his father had collected on the works themselves, or at a public library perhaps.
It is perfectly possible that using such limited means, and without access to things like the evening news, and documentaries about art and so on, he may well have been utterly unaware of the reality of the situation, especially if, as I suspect is the case, the gentleman suffers from some sort of mental dysfunction.
originally posted by: stormcell
Maybe he associated the memory of his father and family with those paintings. Every time he saw a painting he remembers his father telling him about it. Then keeping all those paintings would be like preserving his family memories.