Category Archives: Art History

Grand Odalisque

When the painting was first shown in the Salon of 1819, one critic remarked that the work had “neither bones nor muscle, neither blood, nor life, nor relief, indeed nothing that constitutes imitation”.  Ingres instead favored long lines to convey curvature and sensuality, as well as abundant, even light to tone down the volume.

Art History

me either Dave, me either but now I really want this poster.

Websites as Art

THIS IS AWESOME.

As a person obsessed with physical culture, art and art history I found this deliciously interesting.  Read this essay ‘Websites are the Art of our Times’ from Happiness is Heavy by Miltos Manetas 1999.