Friday, April 9, 2010

Adventures on the internet


Kate Moss by Chuck Close
http://designyoutrust.com/wp-content/uploads6/KateMossChuckClose00.jpg

While watching a documentry, The Genius of Photography - Fixing the Shadows, I saw a photo of Kate Moss by Chuck Close. I thought it was interesting and decided to look it up. It's not often you see such bare naked photos of high profile celebrities in such a way. It's not a sex object style like the naked photoshoots in a lot of magazines, it's just simple, innocent and elegant. I like it.

While searching for the photos of Kate Moss, I came across an interesting wiki post about the history of "muses".

http://www.metapedia.com/wiki/index.php?title=Gbs23

In turn the article had a picture of a painting that I've been trying to remember the artist of. I even wrote an essay on the artist and this painting in highschool but for the life of me I just could not remember. But hey, it's been a long time since I was in highschool! So anyway, the painting is Olympia by Manet.


http://www.griseldaonline.it/foto/checcoli/1D%20-Edouard-Manet-Olympia-1863-parigi-museo-d'orsay.jpg
Edouard Manet, Olympia, 1863 Parigi Museo d'Orsay