☛ Google Culture Institute: “La cigale” (“The Grasshopper”) by Jules Joseph Lefebvre, 1972, oil on canvas, w1238 x h1867 cm (Unframed). Rights: National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Felton Bequest, 2005. The painting is currently on display in the 19th Century European Paintings Gallery of the National Gallery of Victoria, in Melbourne, Australia (Accession Number 2005.237). […]
☛ Gerhard Richter: “Ema-Akt auf einer Treppe”, Ema (Nude on a Staircase), 1966, oil on canvas, 200 x 130 cm. Large format reproduction retrieved from Flickr. “Ema” experienced some censorship problems lately, I’ll come to those after a few comments about the painting itself. As it is the case with any kind of reproduction, the image […]
☛ Desert Island: “AC” by Adrian Tomine, offset lithograph, 18″ x 24″, edition of 200 signed and numbered by the artist (sold out), 2011. This image was originally developed and used as cover illustration for the third volume of the Japanese magazine In The City titled “Because the Night” (Summer 2011). In The City is […]
Context is provided for Man Ray’s famous photo of Kiki de Montparnasse’s nude torso illuminated by the light going through a window covered in rain.