This painter is new to me. Such bizarre idealization in the Eve figure, but I like it. Adam is strangely unidealized and his legs and feet seem way too short. The real charm to me is the forward gesture of Eve's head and neck in contrast to the backward thrust of the upper torso. So self conscious and so human. The little frog at her feet is also delightful.
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Friday, November 25, 2011
Max, Gabriel (1840-1915) - 1870s Morning (Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia), a photo by RasMarley on Flickr.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Annigoni, Pietro (1910-1988) - Self-Portrait (Sotheby's London, 2002), a photo by RasMarley on Flickr.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
A perfect example of the "painted world" as a place apart from the real. This light is not an occurrence of nature, but it is familiar because we've been there.
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Jacopo Robusti, called Tintoretto - "Susanna and the Elders", circa 1555-1556, a photo by artimageslibrary on Flickr.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Got this from Flickr. Not sure who it is, but it's an amazing head, looks Flemish, 17th century. Funny how small they made mouths on women, but it somehow doesn't look alien.
Henry John Stock (British, 1853-1930), "The Uplifting of Pysche", a photo by sofi01 on Flickr.
Friday, November 4, 2011
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
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