tinajonesart blog. Here, you'll find the thoughts of an artist, possibly some artwork, and most definately me.
Saturday, April 16, 2011
The Dark Side of Beauty
The earliest records of painting on cave walls record the kill of hunt. Caravaggio presented his bodiless head on canvas to a pope, and Frieda Kahlo painted herself skewered by a rod through her abdomen depicting the most painful moment of life to her at the time. Then perhaps most gripping was "The Scream" by Edvard Munch.
Beauty is sometimes in the countrysides, sunsets and billowing impressionistic parasols...
Othertimes it reaches into taboo, those things we'd alternately rather not think about, or we think about them when no one is watching....
"Kneeling Nude (The Prayer)"
Acrylic on Canvas