collecting colours over a cup of coffee...

If you are a lover of printed words, you would know how much of your time is taken by books alone. Then one day, sooner or later, you discover a huge vacuum within that you know next to nothing about other art forms. This blog is an attempt to fulfil one such lacunae in the art of painting. We intend to look up a random painting and upload it with a link here every day whilst having our daily cuppa coffee. In this way at least we hope to be better acquainted with colours, colourers and the schools than what we are now.If you wish to be a part, you know where to shout.
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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Adam and Eve

Adam and Eve, 1932, Tamara de Lempicka


Momma Bear said...

lovely all of them !
though I find it interesting to note that it is perfectly acceptable to show the female nude but not the "whole monty" on the male.
this inequity has always seemed to me a pesonal affront.
is not the male form just as beautiful as the female? and why all the modesty over this,at best, 1/4lb of flesh?
what is it about the male genitalia that is best left to our imaginations, when the female is all out there to behold?
not that there is anything wrong with nudes, I'd just like to see the flagrant flaunting of the male as well while were about it!
or should we, like Innocent III running around the vatican, knock off the genitals and replace them with fig leaves?
How boring! not to mention that sort of wanton vandalism is akin to spray painting over the monalisa!
the Greeks and Romans may have been pagans but they had a much healthier outlook on human sexuality and the beauty in form and function of the human body. In my humble hairbrained opinion!)

Finny Forever said...

my new office has this lempicka print on one wall.

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