Thursday, January 03, 2008

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Renoir - Les Baigneuses

When you get so large that your perfumey pink flesh hovers in animated rungs around your body and you are now a living buoy, please call me.

Delacroix, The Lion Hunt

There is a study of this painting in the Orsay, I can't find a good image of it online, but the finished one is almost as intense.

Ok wait, here is the study:

I like it better, it is more roiling and in flux. Hurts are easier to imagine here.


Ok seriously this was my favorite painting in the Musee D'Orsay. I will post more it just me or is the history of every painting contained in the inflamed tip of this vegetable and the countertop it rests on?