It's been two months since artwork adorned my blog. That shows how evil in the world has dominated our attention as of late.
Marcel Duchamp was the original outrageous bad boy of the art world. There was more to him than urinals turned into drinking fountains and nude models playing chess at the entrance to his exhibitions.
I've always been fond of 'Nude Descending a Staircase #2'
Firstly, it's friggin elegant and gorgeous.
Cubist and abstract, it only creates in our minds the idea that there's a nude in motion down a staircase thru the creative use of lines. Pretty hip painting for 1912.
Afterall, reality is whatever we want . Learned that from the neocons.
If one prefers elegance combined with soothing balance of form, it's hard to beat Modigliani's stylish beauty. Funny how a crazed drunken mind can produce such calm tasteful beauty?
Somewhere in Africa , long ago, someone first started the elongated form concept in art, which has been taken as inspiration by western artists. Sort of like the first blues artists. No money, no fame for the originators.
When one purchases a framed print of Amedeo's , it should come with a complimentary bottle of red wine to help break it in :)