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October 03, 2003

Pic of the Day

Michael:

A week or so ago I was trying to get comfortable with the influences on Canadaís Group of Seven painters, so I spent some time looking at Post-Impressionist art on the web. I came across this little number by Toulouse-Lautrec which I hadnít previously seen.

H. Toulouse-Lautrec, The Kiss, 1892

How's that for fin-de-siecle decadence? Or, if that doesn't get your motor running, how's that for quietly terrific draftsmanship?

Enjoy,

Friedrich

posted by Friedrich at October 3, 2003




Comments

Hot stuff, thanks. And it has a kind of billowing lusciousness that I don't think I've often noticed in Toulouse-Lautrec. Why do you suppose he found himself having such a orgiastic time with that red?

Posted by: Michael Blowhard on October 4, 2003 12:44 AM



I assume that the red is intended to represent the heat from the stove and from the emotional action. What I find astonishing is the way the two figures are given such clarity and stability with a few firm lines, while the whole rest of the image is a sort of sea of red around them. The effect is both trippy and classical at the same time. Remarkable.

Posted by: Friedrich von Blowhard on October 4, 2003 1:59 AM






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