Art Critic Jacques

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Art Critic Jacques Netis is an art critic currently evaluating art in Misthalin, particularly the capital city of Varrock.

Location[edit | edit source]

Jacques can be found on the top floor of the Varrock Museum.

Personality and activities[edit | edit source]

Jacques is busy examining the museum's single work of art, a painting depicting King Lathas of Kandarin. Although he claims to be very well-known, the players' reaction when speaking to him suggests he is less famous than he claims.

When spoken to, Jacques will talk about his dreams of opening a gallery of his paintings in the museum. Although the museum does not currently have room to facilitate this, the Varrockian government's recent donation to the museum may make this dream a reality.

The teacher and pupil have a short conversation about him when a player talks to either. Their conversation along with his examine text and dialogue confirms him as a slightly pompous individual.

Marfet, on the floor below, also occasionally makes derogatory comments about Jacques when the player talks to him. He states that Jacques is 'a bit funny in the head'.

Taste in poetry[edit | edit source]

Jacques tells the player that, when he was young boy, his father (who was also an art critic, as well as an avid lover of poetry) would read him works of Charles Baudelaire, a real-world poet and critic. Jacques attributes his love of art and poetry to this. He then cites the second verse of Baudelaire's poem 'La Beauté' ('Beauty'):

La Beauté
French version English version
Je trône dans l'azur comme un sphinx incompris;

J'unis un coeur de neige à la blancheur des cygnes;

Je hais le mouvement qui déplace les lignes,

Et jamais je ne pleure et jamais je ne ris.

I sit in the sky like a sphinx misunderstood;

I combine a heart of snow to the whiteness of swans;

I hate the movement that moves the lines;

And I never cry and I never laugh.

Even on a French server, Jacques can still be asked what the poem means.

Archaeology collections[edit | edit source]

Jacques is a collector seeking paintings excavated from various Archaeology sites, in return for some exclusive rewards.

Anarchic Abstraction[edit | edit source]

Archaeology Archaeology level: 89
One-time reward: Replica Zamorakian art and 1,574 chronotes
Every time reward: 1,574 chronotes

ArtefactArchaeology LevelArchaeology XPChronotesHotspotMaterialsMaterial costs
'Disorder' painting.png 'Disorder' painting24646.2272Lodge art storage (Infernal Source Dig Site)1 × 'Disorder' painting (damaged).png 'Disorder' painting (damaged)
6 × Samite silk.png Samite silk
6 × White oak.png White oak
6 × Vellum.png Vellum
14 × Cadmium red.png Cadmium red
122,094
'The Lake of Fire' painting.png 'The Lake of Fire' painting653,500578Infernal art (Infernal Source Dig Site)1 × 'The Lake of Fire' painting (damaged).png 'The Lake of Fire' painting (damaged)
10 × Samite silk.png Samite silk
10 × White oak.png White oak
10 × Vellum.png Vellum
34 × Cadmium red.png Cadmium red
266,210
'Pandemonium' tapestry.png 'Pandemonium' tapestry8910,500724Dis overspill (Infernal Source Dig Site)1 × 'Pandemonium' tapestry (damaged).png 'Pandemonium' tapestry (damaged)
12 × White oak.png White oak
12 × Samite silk.png Samite silk
12 × Vellum.png Vellum
42 × Cadmium red.png Cadmium red
326,508
Totals (XP and chronotes):14,646.21,574 + 1,574
(755,520)
Total materials:28 × Vellum.png Vellum
28 × Samite silk.png Samite silk
90 × Cadmium red.png Cadmium red
28 × White oak.png White oak
714,812

Radiant Renaissance[edit | edit source]

Archaeology Archaeology level: 105
One-time reward: Replica Saradominist art and 2,730 chronotes
Every time reward: 2,730 chronotes

ArtefactArchaeology LevelArchaeology XPChronotesHotspotMaterialsMaterial costs
'Hallowed Be the Everlight' painting.png 'Hallowed Be the Everlight' painting10524,500910Stockpiled art (Everlight Dig Site)1 × 'Hallowed Be the Everlight' painting (damaged).png 'Hallowed Be the Everlight' painting (damaged)
52 × Cobalt blue.png Cobalt blue
16 × White oak.png White oak
16 × Samite silk.png Samite silk
16 × Vellum.png Vellum
423,940
'The Lord of Light' painting.png 'The Lord of Light' painting10524,500910Stockpiled art (Everlight Dig Site)1 × 'The Lord of Light' painting (damaged).png 'The Lord of Light' painting (damaged)
52 × Cobalt blue.png Cobalt blue
16 × White oak.png White oak
16 × Samite silk.png Samite silk
16 × Vellum.png Vellum
423,940
'The Pride of Padosan' painting.png 'The Pride of Padosan' painting10524,500910Stockpiled art (Everlight Dig Site)1 × 'The Pride of Padosan' painting (damaged).png 'The Pride of Padosan' painting (damaged)
52 × Cobalt blue.png Cobalt blue
16 × White oak.png White oak
16 × Samite silk.png Samite silk
16 × Vellum.png Vellum
423,940
Totals (XP and chronotes):73,5002,730 + 2,730
(1,310,400)
Total materials:156 × Cobalt blue.png Cobalt blue
48 × Samite silk.png Samite silk
48 × Vellum.png Vellum
48 × White oak.png White oak
1,271,820

Imperial Impressionism[edit | edit source]

Archaeology Archaeology level: 118
One-time reward: Replica Zarosian art and 2,086 chronotes
Every time reward: 2,086 chronotes

ArtefactArchaeology LevelArchaeology XPChronotesHotspotMaterialsMaterial costs
'Solem in Umbra' painting.png 'Solem in Umbra' painting25664.1274Administratum debris (Kharid-et Dig Site)1 × 'Solem in Umbra' painting (damaged).png 'Solem in Umbra' painting (damaged)
8 × Samite silk.png Samite silk
10 × White oak.png White oak
14 × Tyrian purple.png Tyrian purple
110,118
'Consensus ad Idem' painting.png 'Consensus ad Idem' painting745,600638Kharid-et chapel debris (Kharid-et Dig Site)1 × 'Consensus ad Idem' painting (damaged).png 'Consensus ad Idem' painting (damaged)
10 × White oak.png White oak
10 × Samite silk.png Samite silk
50 × Tyrian purple.png Tyrian purple
294,140
'Prima Legio' painting.png 'Prima Legio' painting11843,333.31,174War table debris (Kharid-et Dig Site)1 × 'Prima Legio' painting (damaged).png 'Prima Legio' painting (damaged)
20 × White oak.png White oak
20 × Samite silk.png Samite silk
74 × Tyrian purple.png Tyrian purple
20 × Zarosian insignia.png Zarosian insignia
544,716
Totals (XP and chronotes):49,597.42,086 + 2,086
(1,001,280)
Total materials:20 × Zarosian insignia.png Zarosian insignia
38 × Samite silk.png Samite silk
138 × Tyrian purple.png Tyrian purple
40 × White oak.png White oak
948,974

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 6 July 2020 (Update):
    • Additional messaging has been added when completing Art Critic Jacques' collections to indicate that replica pieces of art can be displayed in the Guild Office.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • He is portrayed as a stereotypical “art snob”.