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.

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

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
Every time reward: 1,574 Chronotes

ArtefactArchaeology LevelArchaeology XPChronotesSourcesMaterialsMaterial Costs
'Disorder' painting.png 'Disorder' painting24646.2272Ancient casket
Fiery brimstone
Lodge art storage
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
80,764
'The Lake of Fire' painting.png 'The Lake of Fire' painting653,500578Ancient casket
Fiery brimstone
Infernal art
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
177,700
'Pandemonium' tapestry.png 'Pandemonium' tapestry8910,500724Ancient casket
Dis overspill
Fiery brimstone
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
218,088
Totals (XP and chronotes):14,646.21,574Total materials:28 × Vellum.png Vellum
28 × Samite silk.png Samite silk
90 × Cadmium red.png Cadmium red
28 × White oak.png White oak
476,552

Radiant Renaissance[edit | edit source]

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

ArtefactArchaeology LevelArchaeology XPChronotesSourcesMaterialsMaterial Costs
'Hallowed Be the Everlight' painting.png 'Hallowed Be the Everlight' painting10524,500910Ancient casket
Saltwater mud
Stockpiled art
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
423,240
'The Lord of Light' painting.png 'The Lord of Light' painting10524,500910Ancient casket
Saltwater mud
Stockpiled art
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
423,240
'The Pride of Padosan' painting.png 'The Pride of Padosan' painting10524,500910Ancient casket
Saltwater mud
Stockpiled art
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
423,240
Totals (XP and chronotes):73,5002,730Total materials:156 × Cobalt blue.png Cobalt blue
48 × Samite silk.png Samite silk
48 × Vellum.png Vellum
48 × White oak.png White oak
1,269,720

Imperial Impressionism[edit | edit source]

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

ArtefactArchaeology LevelArchaeology XPChronotesSourcesMaterialsMaterial Costs
'Solem in Umbra' painting.png 'Solem in Umbra' painting25664.1274Administratum debris
Ancient casket
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
104,800
'Consensus ad Idem' painting.png 'Consensus ad Idem' painting745,600638Ancient casket
Ancient gravel
Kharid-et chapel debris
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
324,770
'Prima Legio' painting.png 'Prima Legio' painting11843,333.31,174Ancient casket
Ancient gravel
War table debris
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
515,550
Totals (XP and chronotes):49,597.42,086Total 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
945,120

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

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