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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Velazquez, View of the Garden of the Villa Medici, 1634.  Coll. Museo del Prado.

JW, The Drain, 1989

One doesn't depend on the other -- the depictive arts don't work like that -- but I can't believe that the symmetry in the figures' poses, the frontality of that big black hole & the greenery all around is total coincidence, either.  Thierry de Duve links The Drain to Cezanne's Le Pont de Maincy (1879-00) (that hole, again! That foreground stone that seems to float free, "unanchored" in front of the picture surface!) so maybe that's another echo, too.

F.H. Varley, Untitled (Figures by a Fire), c. 1925. Lithograph.  Don't know the full story on this -- small pre-1950 Canadian print works usually = Christmas Card, but even if so, this one's beautiful.

The author and his spirit animal. Photo credit: "Flash" Fulford

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