And by a prudent flight and cunning save A life which valour could not, from the grave. A better buckler I can soon regain, But who can get another life again? Archilochus

Monday, October 17, 2011

Hans und Franz

"The Ambassadors", Hans Holbein the Younger (c. 1497 - 1543)
...behind our desire is nothing but our lack: the materiality of the Real staring back at us.
Correcting for the Anamorphosis - the illusions of wealth & power


sue hanes said...

-FJ - HH the younger: so that's how real artists paint.

Is the skull a Georgia O'Keefe?

-FJ said...

It's what the smeared image at the bottom of the original painting of The Ambassadors looks like from a single "perspective" (correcting for the anamorphosis effect). So no, it's an HH the Younger "original," too.

Ducky's here said...

More Baroque empty technique

-FJ said...

Anamorphoses was "empty technique" in the 1500's? Who knew?

-FJ said...

...and at least 60 years before the Baroque Period even began. Yep, THAT's empty technique all right.

*shakes head*