Thursday, March 18, 2010

in the air and electric

We went to the Met today and I spent a long time walking up and down the halls of the European paintings galleries. God, they were so freaking good at painting! I took some detail shots of animals and plants that I liked, as well as details like the ones featured above, where an amazing amount of detail has been spent on a relatively minor part of the composition. Alright, alright, I know-- these birds basically represent God's sperm. But in some paintings the "holy spirit" is referenced only with a dotted line, so it seems significant that these diva painters decided it was important to spend hours on making radiantly lit angel birds when they could have, you know, used that time to actually make the human proportions more accurate. Just saying.

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