Friday, April 18, 2008

There He Is

Man in a House beneath a Cliff by Shitao, late 17th century, Chinese, Wang Collection, NY.

I love how abstract this is yet, the scene is perfectly straightforward when you stop and look at it.
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Monday, April 14, 2008

Can This Marriage Be Saved?

William Hogarth, The Marriage Contract, from the Marriage a la Mode series,1745, Tate Gallery, London.
The Tate is having an exhibition on Hogarth now through April 29th. Hogarth is known for his satire and was one of the most innovative artists of the 18th century.
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Saturday, April 05, 2008

More Monsters

Matthias Grunewald, The Isenheim Alterpiece (detail), c. 1510-15, Musee d'Unterlinden, Colmar, France.

A shrine with two moveable wings, the Isenheim Altarpiece contains some of the most facinating creatures ever portrayed.
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