Monday, November 28, 2005

Poor devil never stood a chance.



-Nymphs and Satyr, William Bouguereau


My favorite from the Clark's Fiftieth Anniversary Fifty. (Happy Birthday to this gem in the Berkshires!)

9 comments:

Nick said...

Oh to be that devil

Be said...

He looks awfully scared. I think he's every reason to be, too.

nappy40 said...

It's beautiful.

Be said...

Isn't it!? It's *huge* - larger than life. Dwarfs you as you look up at it. First time I saw it, I gasped. Then I started giggling. Am not used to such massive works being so...so...riotously fun!

Nick said...

It's huge? What are you talking about? You can't even see it.

Oh wait... you're talking about the painting itself. Nevermind.

Be said...

Nick: you can click on the picture to make it bigger...

nappy40 said...

I'm not an art history or critique person, but I can imagine weeks being spent interpreting this in school. It's stunning.

Years ago be, I wanted to get an undergraduate degree in art history. A friend told me that is an MRS degree and steer clear of that nonsense. I listened to her. Stupid me.

Be said...

Nappy: I'm most certainly not an art historian/critic either, so discuss away! It's more fun that way.

As for Art History being a good MRS degree - your friend might be onto something. Hal's the Art Historian and he snagged a pretty good husband if I do say so myself (snort).

You followed what you wanted to do at the time for very good reasons. Doesn't preclude you from developing an avocational expertise in a field you're passionate about, though. Heck, you find you're excited enough about it, that hobby could be your next vocation. You never know.

nappy40 said...

True.