|Odilon Redon. The Cyclops. 1914.|
|Ben Shahn. Still Music. 1948. The Phillips Collection.|
Flamingoesque music stands. Painted over what looks like an Easter egg background.
|Mary Cassatt. Little Girl in a Blue Chair. 1878. NGA.|
Sit up right now or I will MAKE you sit up!!!
No but seriously, this one's a compositional masterpiece if you look at it long enough. Brilliant balance of space.
Auguste Rodin. Monument to Balzac. 1891-1898. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.
|Judith Shea. Post-Balzac. 1991. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.|
Rodin's Monument to Balzac is already one ridiculous piece of honorary sculpture (at its creation people called it "the Frog," "Balzac in his pajamas," etc.). 100 years later the artist Judith Shea monumentalized Rodin's ridiculousness by creating a bronze of just Balzac's coat, since after all, it basically OWNS the lion's share of the viewer's attention in the original.
Look it's me, back when I was a little bitty intern! Yes my coat is simultaneously voluminous AND shapeless. But so warm! I was going for a wry grin in this picture. Just lettin' you know...