This is Franz Von Stuck’s Sin (1893, Oil on canvas, 35″ x 21″), which may get my vote for having perhaps the most accurate title of an art piece I’ve seen.
I like the color choices and palette here that Von Stuck used, or rather a lack thereof. He keeps the colors simple, nearly a duotone. What he does use for color throughout, due to it’s similarity, is a feeling of almost looking at the woman’s skin even when you’re not. The colors around the outside are similar in shade and tone to the woman’s body, and it’s a temptation woven into the image.… Read the rest
Here’s another week of art commentary, please let me know your thoughts on the art or other comments, and I will be posting this on my MySpace as well.
This is Arnold Bocklin’s Self-portrait with Death Playing the Fiddle (oil on canvas, 1872). I like alot of Bocklin’s work, and I’m becoming a big fan of the Symbolist movement as well probably because of his work.
There is a nice sense of story to this piece, especially in the man’s interest in what the spectre is saying (or playing on the fiddle).… Read the rest