Wednesday, November 20, 2013

A Perfect Composition

Adam and Eve (c. 1620) by the Italian painter Guido Reni (1575-1642). This painting from the heyday of the baroque era is nearly perfectly composed. The two perfect bodies like a pair of scales, the evil snake in the center and the the fatal apple. The lion, the rey among the animals, seems already very upset.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Homage To Rembrandt

Homage To Rembrandt: Bathsheba (2001) by the American painter Patricia Watwood (born 1971). Here the subject is not any more the story of the Old Testament but art history itself.