Tom Gallant

5 06 2012

Tom Gallant’s work has the headline grabbing use of pornography as art to fetch many a viewer. (I was intrigued myself.) There is an interesting interview with him about this topic in Glass magazine. I think that by definition one could say that art and pornography cannot be the same thing. It raises controversy where no argument exists. And in Tom Gallant’s case his lovely work is more like lace than print. One could look at his pieces and not even notice anything provocative about them. But they are gorgeous. Look at the video. Its very informative.

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François-Emile Barraud (1899-1934)

5 06 2012

They want to ask a question. When the painter has a moment. Perhaps they are chilly. Perhaps they want to know why they are naked in the first place. Or posing. The painter’s work seems to be a series of questions. And why are the models so longated. They seem to go on forever. Not tall. But receding into the background. And everyone waits. Holds their breath. With questions.

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