...to stand on the meeting of two eternities, the past and future, which is precisely the present moment; to toe that line. -H D Thoreau

We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be
to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. -
T. S. Eliot

12.12.09

Pygmalion quickly unscultped the female nude
that was coming to life...



















...what he really needed was a fast horse.
-My apologies to Sir.

From series painted by Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones.

13 comments:

  1. Pygmalion must've known...hence the deconstruction?

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  2. To my eye....(which may not be saying much)...the nude in that painting is strikingly out of proportion. The head appears too small for the body and the legs too long. The head even appears as though it could be male.

    Does anyone else see this? Or do I need to shut down the computer and go back to bed? ;o)

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  3. Harnett-Hargrove, I'm glad to meet you! I love to meet fellow artists and will look around at your work. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Jai

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  4. AngelMay, I agree that the head does look a little odd and could be male if looked at alone.

    Jai

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  5. nice. this one gave me a bit of a chuckle...and an elbow from my wife...

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  6. I just don't think they had any idea how to see nudes and pick up all the nuances then. Art has grown in the nude depiction since. She looks distinctly uncomfortable adn ot of place in that setting.

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  7. deconstruct... reconstruct that is what we do...
    still, I got a chuckle..

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  8. I mean it's all opinion, but some of you must be familiar with the Pre-Raphaelite painting style? -J

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  9. Looks like Paris Hilton on a first date! haha!

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  10. the model also could be have been a young man.
    i see no woman-hips and the legs are those of a man:))

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  11. Haha...Love this!

    I have a wonderful framed etching of Pygmalion sculpting the female.

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  12. Birmingham has the largest collection of preraphaelite paintings in the uk. Its a delight to sed them in person.

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