Sunday, July 30, 2006

OK, I love Lucian Freud, but there's one more reason...

He seems to paint dogs quite a bit, either thrown in the corner or the main subject of the piece. Bonnard also painted his dogs a lot. Hmmmm, the canine, a symbol of domesticity and tranquility, how bourgeois... Well actually, I for one think domesticity and tranquility and bourgeois values are pretty sweet. I guess I'm not as revolutionary as those cute little impressionistic painters who blew up the scene back in the latter half of the 19th century. If those painters could see how their work is seen today, well, they'd probably be busting out the machine guns and blowing this world to hell. Anyways, I enjoy paintings with dogs in them because I have a dog. He is a German Shepherd.

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