In February 2011, the Copenhagen based artist Frode Steinicke posted a photograph of Courbet’s 1866 painting ‘L’origine du monde’ on his Facebook page and was shocked to find that it was quickly removed. 1,600 more words
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Obsessed with the number and variety of pictures we take in every day, the most recent solo show of Fafi, “Fafi 2.0,” questions the legitimacy of the iconic images of today. 91 more words
It was weird, the geometry of reality, he thought. How it changed depending on where you stood.
Martin Cruz Smith, Stalin’s Ghost
Tijdens een reis door vier musea keek de dichter Baudelaire mij drie keer aan. 2,413 more words
Courbet’s painting, L’Atelier, of 1855, presented groups of realistically painted persons surrounding the artist himself at work in his studio. The painting was subtitled une allegorie reelle and intended to show on one side the people of the practical life and on the other those concerned with feeling and thought, both equally arrested in a state of dream like suspension, while the painter alone, vigorously at work on a canvas, held the center as the only person actively dealing with reality. 101 more words