Sunday, April 27, 2008

La Grand-mère D'Olympia

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780-1867) - The Grand Odalisque, 1814

The faculty of the imagination is both the rudder and the bridle of the senses.

Simone de Beauvior

It is not sufficient that what one paints should be made visible. It must be made tangible.

Georges Braque

Painting from nature is not copying the object; it is realizing one's sensations.

Paul Cezanne

The aura given out by a person or object is as much a part of them as their flesh. The effect that they make in space is as bound up with them as might be their colour or smell . . . Therefore the painter must be as concerned with the air surrounding his subject as with the subject itself.

Lucian Freud

Born of the sensibility, art sows and creates life in its turn.

Remy de Goncourt

Body experience . . . is the centre of creation. I rarely draw what I see. I draw what I feel in my body.

Barbara Hepworth

The senses are our bridge between the incomprehensible and the comprehensible.

August Macke

I want to reach that state of condensation of sensations which constitutes a picture.

Henri Matisse

All the arts are based on the senses. What they do for the person who practices them, and also the persons interested in them, is make that particular sense more active and more acute.

Henry Moore

Nothing exists in the intellect that has not first gone through the senses.


The Week In Review


Roma, città aperta (Rome, Open City), 1945 - d. Roberto Rosselini
Paisà (Paisan), 1946 - d. Roberto Rosselini
Germania, anno zero (Germany Year Zero), 1947 - d. Roberto Rosselini
Crumb, 1994 - d. Terry Zwigoff
Sick: The Life & Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist, 1997 - d. Kirby Dick
In the Realms of the Unreal, 2004 - d. Jessica Yu
The Edge of Heaven (Auf der anderen Seite), 2007 - d. Fatih Akin


Entourage: Series 1-3


Baudelaire by Claude Pichois

Articles & Chapters:

Salon Rhetoric by P. ten-Doesschate Chu
City vs. Country: The Rural Image in French Painting from Millet to Gauguin by R. Herbert
To Create a Living Art: Rethinking Courbet's Landscape Painting by Mary Morton
Pre-Raphaelite Realism: Landscape and the Human Model by Elisabeth Prettejohn
Courbet and Popular Imagery: An Essay on Realism and Naivete by M. Shapiro
Rejecting Nothing, Selecting Nothing by A. Staley
The Topographical Aesthetic in French Tourism and Landscape by Greg M. Thomas


Fiona Hall: Force Field - Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney)


String Quartets - Benjamin Britten
String Quartets - Michael Nyman
Third (2008) - Portishead
String Quartets - Michael Tippett

Addendum VII

The Body Eclectic

The Ku Klux Klan's Auxiliary Ladies' Association, 1923

Matthew Barney (b. 1967) - Cremaster 1, 1996

Tracey Emin (b. 1963) - I've Got It All, 2000

Marina Abramović (b. 1946) preparing to pay homage to a 1973 performance piece by Gina Pane, 2005

Daniel Edwards (b. 1965) - Paris Hilton Autopsy, 2007

Anime Period Ghosts

'The best thing about the term 'performance artist' is that it includes just about everything you might want to do.'

Laurie Anderson

Verso X

Edgar Degas (1834-1917): The (Not So) Dirty Dozen

Woman in Tub, 1884

Woman Combing Her Hair, 1886

After the Bath, 1884

Woman in the Bath, 1886

After the Bath, Woman Drying her Left Foot, 1886

After the Bath, 1892

After the Bath, c. 1896

After the Bath, c. 1896-98

After the Bath, Woman Drying Herself, c. early 1890s

After the Bath Woman, Drying Herself, 1895

After the Bath, Woman Drying Herself, 1895

After the Bath, c. 1895