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Artist Arrested for Posing Nude at French Museum Calls Out Museum for 'Hypocrisy'

Artist Deborah de Robertis has—once again—been caught with her pants down. The artist, who hails from Luxembourg, was arrested for indecent exposure at Paris’ Musée d’Orsay when she… 313 more words


---- says I know why you get bad moods, it is because you are a depressed artist

—- says I know why you get bad moods, it is because you are a depressed artist. Yes, I said, a tortured genius! Yes, she said, less convinced.

Grub Street History: Gustave Courbet

While I play around with Bearcats HQ (as well as the notion of creating another separate history blog) I thought I’d share essays I’ve written and research I’ve done, which I’ll be tagging as Grub Street History, with footnotes and full bibliographies included! 2,800 more words


Artwork of the Day - 11/24/15 (The Meeting (Bonjour Monsieur Courbet), Gustave Courbet)

Daily Artwork — “The Meeting (Bonjour Monsieur Courbet), Gustave Courbet, 1854”

Use the images posted in this feature for writing prompts, warm-up activities, drawing templates or as part of an  24 more words


P is for Pissarro and 'The Golden Age of Peasantry'

My father once told me that the average non-art-appreciator could not differentiate between a Picasso and a Pissarro, and if asked, would most likely define the latter as a French term for a public toilet. 401 more words

Oil Painting

Controversy in Allegory: Masson and Courbet

On the 28th of October 1987, the French Surrealist artist André Masson died at the respectable age of 91 in Paris. Important exponent of automatism in the visual arts, Masson worked in a manner equivalent to the literary ‘stream of consciousness’, allowing his hand free rein from conscious thought and premeditated composition. 815 more words



Black-Haired Girl with High Skirt – Egon Schiele (1911)

More about Egon Schiele: wikipedia http://bit.ly/1jb4EJF

Jenny Saville
Oil on canvas
336 x 290 cm    132¼ x 114¼” 153 more words