Saturday, January 22, 2005

Ugly Art!

For anyone who was bored by my previous post, here is a follow-up of sorts to my posting on the Fountain of Bacchino. This painting is called Le Curieux by Pierre-Antoine Baudoin, and it depicts a woman about to receive an enema from her maid. I dare anyone to find an uglier or more tasteless painting than this. Believe it or not, some toff actually paid oodles of money for this.


Blogger Mr Anigans said...

is it me or is someone peeking?

2:07 AM  
Blogger Jim Bliss said...

I think the person peeking is the real subject of that picture.

10:03 AM  
Blogger L said...

That is correct. The person peeking is an Abbot, I believe.

10:20 AM  
Blogger Ron Southern said...

I don't live from day to day with my spirit going up or down about the state of Art. It may be Bad Art, but it's interesting. It may be that all human acts have been painted or otherwise portrayed, but most of my experience of art has the middle class version. I love to see the weirder things. This is one, with it's spy, etc.

That isn't a maid, I wouldn't think, not dressed like that. It's a Lady In Waiting, which would make one wonder what royal or aristocratic sweetie's tush we are viewing? And why is there no beautifully painted bowl in case she loses control and releases a flood right there on the spot? Do bad painters also not really know what an enema feels like and that it sometimes comes out, Whoosh!

This has been a slob's view, I admit.

1:45 PM  
Blogger L said...

nothing wrong with the slob's view ;)

it's required for this piece.

11:45 AM  
Blogger JODSTER said...

Isn't art a reflection of soceity? And in this case, it is reflecting that people getting enemas wear large dresses and doctors work from behind windows in office so that none of the messy disease gets on them..

It's a painting about class structures and the struggles of the people. It is profound.

I like her bum.

2:00 PM  
Blogger frustratedwriter said...

Hmm, maybe I missed the point of the picture. I thought it was a social commentary depicting big government (the peeker) watching the agencies (the IRS comes to mind) about to stick another wonderful idea up the butt of the people. Then again, it could just be an enema.

10:34 PM  
Blogger Danna said...

An enema! LOL! Well just ain't nuthin sacred, lol.

10:48 PM  
Blogger comawhite said...

where did you find this?

10:51 PM  

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