Tag Archives: Triptych

Modern Art Monday Presents: Cecily Brown, Fair of Face, Full of Woe

fair of face full of woe photo by gail worley
Photo By Gail

This small-scale triptych demonstrates Cecily Brown’s characteristic use of highly expressionistic and densely layered brushstrokes that tend to blur distinctions between the representational and the abstract. Initially the painting appears devoid of recognizable subject matter, yet closer inspection reveals hints of bodily fragments entangled among lushly-rendered landscapes. There is a shared materiality between flesh and paint, which Brown suggestively exploits for both optic and erotic charge. Like the title, Fair of Face, Full of Woe (2008), which references an English fortunetelling nursery rhyme, the painting exists in constant flux, it’s visual fate determined by each new viewer.

Photographed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan.

Hieronymus Bosch Boots

Hieronymus Bosch Boots
Image Courtesy of Erin Benard

Holy Hieronymus Bosch, Batman! These insane ladies combat boots were photographed by my neighbor and used in a guide by ShoesFella! Erin and I just had to post them here, because they must be shared! The design on the boots is from the right panel of the Bosch triptych The Garden of Earthly Delights, which dates from between 1490 and 1510. You can read more about that painting at This Link.

Bacon Thing of the Day: World’s Most Expensive Bacon!

Three Studies of Lucian Freud By Francis Bacon
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Three Studies of Lucian Freud, a 1969 triptych by Francis Bacon of his friend and artist Lucian Freud, sold for $142.4 million at Christie’s Tuesday night. The unknown buyer won the piece after six minutes of “fierce bidding.”

Thanks to both Geoffrey and Thomas for Encouraging me to Post this as a Bacon Thing! I will be doing a Post next week about the new incredible elo boost services!