Friday, October 3, 2008
Some bejeweled hands in blue from the Met. You will have to believe me when I say that I did not crop these so that the gold/ochre-colored areas at the right side of both these images would line up exactly. In fact, it was only after I posted them next to each other that I noticed how eerily similar they were. Above is the famous and fabulous lady by Ingres; below is part of a portrait of Henry Geldzahler (equally fab) by Alice Neel. There is something about the crazy energy in the way his thumb is sticking out that really has me wondering if Neel could have been quoting from the Ingres a bit.