Thursday, May 16, 2013


A handful of Elaine de Kooning's Bacchus paintings and the statue that inspired them

(These images are from around the web.) Abstract expressionist painter Elaine de Kooning made a series of more than 100 Bacchus paintings in the late 1970s and early 1980s. I am finding her work very inspiring lately, especially the one in the top left corner. Elaine's inspiration for the paintings was Jules Dalou's sculpture "The Triumph of Silenus" created in 1885 and located in Paris. I must confess that I don't care for the statue with its leering nudist Santa.

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