Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Been there, done that.

The New Novel by Winslow Homer, 1877, Museum of Fine Art, Springfield MA

This work is a favorite among avid readers and book clubs for obvious reasons. The orange of the dress and the girl's hair provide a warm contrast against the background dominated by shades of brown and green.
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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Not What it Seems

Prosperity - The Holy Place by Damien Hirst, 2006.

This work is created out of butterflies and the perfect symmetry of the insects is mirrored in the perfect symmetry of the work. At first glance it appears to be a stained glass window.
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Monday, February 16, 2009

More of the Same

Cranes (detail) by Ogata Korin, Edo Period c. 1700, Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian
This is part of a larger work (a screen). The repetition of the form of the group of Cranes gives the work a lighthearted charm.
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