It was time for something else. Leda and the Swan ofa painting Check medicine interactions has never before appeared at auction — or even been seen in public for nearly three decades — and one of two large-scale paintings on the theme: the other is in MoMA. Leda and the SwanCy Twombly.
Twombly first visited Italy with Robert Rauschenberg inand was profoundly struck by life lived against the backdrop of history — and by the graffiti scrawled or scratched on to distressed and ancient surfaces. Settling in Rome five years later, he immersed himself in classical mythology — seemingly drawn to tales Www free world sex sensuality, eroticism and violence.
In this mythological encounter, much favoured by artists, the god Zeus took the form of a swan in order to ravish the beautiful Leda. While the MoMA canvas, with its prominent hearts and phalluses, proposes the moment of love and lust, this more tumultuous and visceral interpretation, with its suggestion of blood and scratch Housewives wants real sex Menomonie and great gobs and spatters of impasted pigment, seems to focus on the thrashing and brutality of the rape itself.
It is a vortex of oil paint, lead pencil, and wax crayon. While the calligraphic blackboard paintings of the s are essentially conceptual, these earlier, more painterly canvases take their place more comfortably within the traditional canon of Western art, and may well Best tiger show bangkok appeal to collectors of Abstract Expressionism.
Tempestuous couplings loom large in the work of Francis Bacon. It will only add to its allure that this was also one of several works by Bacon once owned by the writer Roald Dahl, a close friend of the artist. Femme assise, robe bleuePablo Picasso.
He captures a sense of her tension — and perhaps the anxieties of the age — through the distortions of her face, a charged palette and the strong black lines that model the sweep of her thick hair, full breasts, ature hat and prominent, expressive hands. When she and Picasso met at Les Deux Magots she had repeatedly driven a small, pointed penknife into the Dating man with young daughter between her gloved fingers, sometimes drawing a drop of blood, and Picasso would later ask for those gloves as a memento.
The fate of this canvas was unusual. A brilliant ploy, it was nonetheless rather less exciting than the tale as dramatised in the film The Trainstarring Burt Lancaster and Jeanne Moreau.
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