Saturday, April 23, 2011

Manet - The Dead Christ with Angels

Édouard Manet (1832–1883) ~ The Dead Christ with Angels ,1864 oil on canvas 179.4 x 149.9 cm

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Master Copy #3

Paxton after Ingres

American Impressionist of the Boston School, William McGregor Paxton took the opportunity to copy Ingres' Odalisque à l'esclave, in 1932, shortly after it was acquired by his friend Carroll S. Tyson.

signed COPIED BY PAXTON, dated 1932, and inscribed J. INGRES / ROM. 1839, oil on panel, 74.1 by 101.6 cm

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Odalisque with a Slave, 1839-1840, Oil on canvas,  72.07 x 100.33 cm

Theme, subject, pose, the gesture of a hand …Ingres constantly explored motifs.

Odalisque with Slave, 1842,  Ingres with Jean-Paul Flandrin (French, 1811-1902) oil, 76 x 105 cm

A drawing for or after the 1839 canvas.

INGRES ~ Odalisque à l'esclave, lavis gris, mine de plomb, papier beige, rehauts de blanc

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Tableau vivant? Pictorialism? Cosplay? …?

You decide!

The desire to re-create paintings and drawings in the flesh can be found everywhere;

J.C. Leyendecker, 1918 Weapons for Liberty

at a photographers studio,

Washington, D.C., circa 1918. "Robert Hall, group"

The Raft of the Medusa, 1818-19,  Théodore Géricault

and another photographers studio,

El Jaleo, 1882 John Singer Sargent 1856-1925

at the cinema,

The Alamo, 1960 - John Wayne

Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe, 1863 - Manet

crate diving

Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe - The New Jazz Orchestra

at a K-1 event

Yuichiro "Jienotsu" Nagashima