Monday, January 8, 2007

I feel dumb

An art historian friend asked me why I didn't mention Velazquez's painting "Las Meninas" when mentioning Shaw Osha's painting of the same name. The answer is I just didn't think of it. Duh! The title should have been a dead giveaway. And if you look at Osha's painting (still posted on this blog but soon to be banished to the archives) you can see it. Many contemporary artists -- most notably Picasso and Francis Bacon have done paintings based on Velazquez. There's an interesting Wickapedia article here about Velazquez's "Las Meninas" and its influence on contemporary painters.

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