Thursday, April 22, 2010

Ingres and Picasso....looking outward

I am in for the night. I stored some of my monotypes that were drying on the wall, and will decide later which ones (if any!)  I should frame. I started a new painting in the style of my Lucian-Leigh-Jasper painting (see yesterday's post, below) based on The Turkish Bath by Ingres. Some people see this as one of the inspirations for Picasso's Demoiselles d'Avignon. Seems pretty likely! Only one of Ingres's women is actually (languidly) looking at us, however, and Picasso's women all pointedly stare:

Below is The Turkish Bath by Ingres:
 And below is my take on Picasso's Demoiselles d'Avignon:

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