December 10, 2013
December 8, 2013
Fernando Botero's usually genial subjects are comical, satirical and sardonic. And he has joined other contemporary artistic uber giants such as Picasso, Dali and Francis Bacon in paying tribute to the genius of Diego Velazquez. I find Botero's "fat" (to use the artist's own word) portrayals of some of the 17th century Spanish Master's most recognized and significant artwork involving royalty and court notables, jovially mischievous, vivacious and wildly entertaining. I think the work is Boterismo at it's very best!
November 23, 2013
The Death (and Martyrdom) of Lady Gaga by Robert Wilson after Jacques-Louis David's 'The Death of Marat'
Experimental theater director Robert Wilson's recreation of The Death of Marat with Lady Gaga as the tragic protagonist. The portrait of the pop mega star by Wilson is one of six to be displayed at the Louvre in Paris starting November 11th .
N’ayant pû me corrompre il m’ont assassiné (Unable to corrupt me, they murdered me) is written on the makeshift writing table of this particular copy of the painting (there are several copies in existence) and also on Wilson's depiction of messianic Gaga's own excellent martyrdom.
The Death of Marat is a famous painting by French Neoclassical painter Jacques-Louis David (1748-1825) of the French revolutionary leader Jean-Paul Marat who was stabbed to death in his bathtub in 1793.