Thursday, June 12, 2008

Impressionism Artist of the Week - Edouard Manet

ahhh Olympia. Where do we start? That gaze? That stare? The orchid? Or the little kitty at the foot of the bed? Or the negress servant with the flowers. I mean all the sexuality in the world is packed into this painting. And isn't it still what men look for in women? That look. That stare. Beautifully confrontational.

What draws me to this painting is the classic feel of the pose. Plus The flatness of the image is drawn from japanese woodblock art. And you know how I feel about that. If you don't maybe I will start throwing in that art for you. Japanese woodblock art is so freakin overlooked. Wake up people! It's bad ass.

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