Friday, February 6, 2009

Lusting Beauty of Simplicity

The wonderfully unencumbered technique of MOISE

For more, visit his blog.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Lusting Beginnings

The early works of an artist are often quite different,
in both style and mood, from those that brought him fame.

Case in point: Early figurative works of
Pablo Picasso.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Lusting Golden Fleece

The beauty of sunlight,

Upon the golden fleece,

Like fields of ripened wheat,

Whose treasure is made know,

Only when stirred and blended,

By the passing solar rays.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Lusting Luscious Ladies






The often controversial paintings of Tamara de Lempicka,
Polish-born American Art Deco Painter, 1898-1980

Biographical information can be found here .

More of her paintings can be seen here .

Monday, February 2, 2009

Lusting Athletic Themes

Discobolus by Costas Dimitriadis

The description below is from TIME MAGAZINE,
Monday, May. 31, 1926

Probably the world's most famed statue of an athlete is of a discobolus (discus-thrower), by Myron, ancient Greek, restored by Professor Furtwangler. His restoration places the missile-hurler* in exceedingly poor "form," according to modern proceedings.

At the Olympic games two summers ago, another Greek sculptor fashioned a discobolus, along more authentic lines, with models who knew all the facts and intricacies of discus-throwing. He entered it in world competition at Paris, won the grand prize. Last week the statue was unveiled in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a gift to the city by one Ery Kehaya, who designated it "an expression of gratitude from Greeks living in New York to the city that has given them opportunity." The bronze athlete is the work of Costas Dimitriadis, famed Hellene.

*Throwing the discus was revived with the Olympic Games (1896) and has been a recognized event in athletic competitions since that time, becoming very popular in the U. S. The stone discus of antiquity weighed from 4 to 5 lb., although one of bronze was uncovered weighing 8 lb. Thrower Baker, Swarthmore, last week heaved the modern 4%½ lb. discus 139 ft., a new Middle Atlantic record. The world's record (156 ft. 1⅜ in.) was made by J. Duncan of the U. S. on May 27, 1912.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Lusting a Dimensional Tranformation

Vesalius,by sculptor Thomas William Puckey,
is a sculptural transformation after Andreas Vesalius' anatomical drawing.

Illustration from De Humani Corporis Fabrica Libri Septem,
shown below, by Andreas Vesalius (1514-1564)

Artist Puckey's large sculpture, about 5 meters square,
is located in Terneuzen,a city in southwestern Netherlands.