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Posted on 2009.02.06 at 04:00
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I enjoy Fine Art. As a child my father would often take us to the Dallas Museum of Fine Art where we'd spend an entire weekend day. And while some of my favorites were the massive oils of realistic depictions - ships at sea battling a storm on a canvas as large as a wall, or an epic landscape encompassing an entire story in a single frame, I also enjoyed the subtleties of the impressionists and the detail of the neoclassics. Later in life, photogoot introduced me to the Pre-Raphaelites which embodies most of what I enjoy today.

Soon after we met, catttitude and I had the opportunity to see "Monet and Mediterranean" at the Fort Worth Smithsonian Kimbell Art Museum - a massive collection of the most beautiful hues of blues, cyans, and sea-foams. The majority of the art I post on this blog are nudes, which I usually obfuscate in some manner to make them appear less graphic, leaving hints as to what they truly are. And while Renoir had his nude period, Monet never did.

So I fingered my muse (link NSFW), and created my own - of fingering my muse! (Bonus points for whoever guesses the background image I used, though it probably wasn't what he had in mind when he granted me carte blanche use of his copyrighted work...)

Fingering the Muse


CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2009-02-07 02:39 (UTC) (Link)
Though you now I loathe correcting you it was the Kimball art Museum you saw "Monet and Mediterranean" at. I took my wife and my mom to see that same exhibit. My mom loved Monet!!!
ehowton at 2009-02-07 03:25 (UTC) (Link)
Kimball, yes. That sounds about right. There is a Smithsonian in Fort Worth though, isn't there? Or is that Dallas?
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2009-02-07 04:48 (UTC) (Link)
No, I think you might be thinking of the mall in D.C. which is surrounded by the Smithsonian. It is easy to mistake since Dallas is such a capital city.
ehowton at 2009-02-07 05:19 (UTC) (Link)
Thank God I live in Texas.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2009-02-07 05:23 (UTC) (Link)
Where we can all carry a side arm or rifle per chance!!!
ex_crowy at 2009-02-09 03:50 (UTC) (Link)
Warning: I am on Hydrocodone and you're talking about art. This may be quite verbose. :)

I love almost all kinds of art---except post WWII contemporary art for the most part. Pop Art annoys me, Abstract just angers me, and Mark Rothko.........oh, don't get me started on Rothko. :)

I love Kimbell. Kimbell is a lot smaller than the DMA, but the quality of work they have is top notch.

I adore Monet and Renoir was flawless. Though he was one of the Grandfathers of Impressionism, he kept the feel of Baroque alive in a way because of the style in which he painted nudes and how he appreciated beauty, especially in the form of a woman. He really was the last great master of the art of appreciating the beauty of a woman in her au natural form.

In other words, Renoir knew a beautiful woman was/is a curvy woman. :)

Surrealism makes me happiest, though. Rene Magritte is (one of) my hero(es).

As far as your artwork, that's quite interesting, Sir. :) That's all I have to say about it at this time.
ehowton at 2009-02-09 04:30 (UTC) (Link)
As far as your artwork, that's quite interesting, Sir. :) That's all I have to say about it at this time.

Under the circumstances, that's high praise indeed. Thank you.
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