The straight up “omg hehehehethere’s a willy” of art history strikes again.
The Sunflower by Gustav Klimt, 1907.
Geoffrey Moss Pool Series | Deep End (2008) Oil on canvas. (24 x 24 inches)
Moss is a wonderful painter and illustrator. He made the illustrations for my aunt’s book ‘Benjamin’s Ring’ (Link here) about Wagner’s ‘Ring Cycle’. Gorgeous and haunting, it’s a children’s book and the type that’ll fill adults and kids with that sense of enchantment and dread.
Jessie Arms Botke The Peacock (1931)Oil and gold leaf on canvas (34 x 40 inches)
Jessie Arms Botke (1883-1971), Peacocks and Delphiniums
Love Sarah Maple.
Working on an essay and I need to reference to a painting that helps me make the point that art and architecture are inherently engendered.
I don’t have one in particular in mind, but I know something similar to what I’m thinking has got to be out there.
- 19th century
- Preferably European
- Subject: Female seated in an interior (but quite clearly her sitting room, bedroom, in a house)
- She should be looking somewhat bored or occupied with a hobby/children
Any help and I would be insanely obliged. In the meantime, I’ll keep scouring all the #art tumblrs…
Cris Brodahl, Cheek to Cheek (2007) Oil on linen, framed: (17.5 H x 17.5 W x 2.5 D inches), Marc Foxx Gallery California
Belgium artist, Cris Brodahl, creates monumental yet deeply submersing paintings. Brodhal is best known for her monochrome scenes of dismembered beauty, and Cheek to Cheek is no exception. The artist uses oil paint to create the tromp d’oeil of a carved, almost Florentine sculptural face and then contrastingly the emotive chalk and pencil drawing of the hand, which we might find in that same Florentine artist’s sketch book. Technical skill is the flourish of this work, but the elements come together, or rather, are haggardly placed cheek to cheek, to create a chilling momento mori.