Sunday, March 20, 2005

More Odd Art...


This portrait titled 'A Grotesque Old Woman' was painted in 1513 by the Flemish Renaissance painter Quintin Massys.

It remains one of my favorite examples of ugly art, although the artist definitely meant it that way. Enjoy.
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21 Comments:

Blogger Kay said...

Holy crap. I find myself wondering if he used an orangutan for the model.

10:25 PM  
Blogger That Girl said...

OK, I previously stated that no art is ugly. I was wrong. This is disturbingly ugly.

10:27 PM  
Blogger frustratedwriter said...

Oops, I posted on haloscan, whatever the heck that is. Sorry about that L. Oh, I like this one, would do well on the wall of shame.
Thanks!

11:56 PM  
Blogger L said...

I added Haloscan commenting because it is MUCH faster. However, I decided to leave Blogger commenting available as well so people can still see all the previous comments...

11:58 PM  
Anonymous mark said...

Egad! It looks like George Schultz with breasts and I fear he is rather enjoying the right one (his right, our left). I find it rather intriguing. Thanks L!

8:56 PM  
Anonymous ron said...

I've enjoyed many ugly women, but this is a step beyond just looking masculine or like an ugly man. "Grotesque" was a word well-chosen. It's the Grotesque from Outer Space!

P.S. Until a few weeks ago, Haloscan included one's email address in the recieving blog, but I never can see it in mine anymore. Can you see mine or anyone's at your end?

8:56 PM  
Blogger L said...

Mark: You're welcome! I feel as if I'm providing a valuable public service here.

Ron: I don't see your email address, only your homepage url. Maybe they'll fix it soon...

8:56 PM  
Anonymous April said...

that is one ugly ogre. wonder what she did to deserve such a painting? maybe she wouldn't put out ...

8:57 PM  
Anonymous Larry Jones said...

Wow. And you think you have trouble getting dates! This artist was definitely kinky. This was a lot of work to produce something that no one would want. Does the subject have unnaturally large boobs, and wrinkly, too?

8:57 PM  
Anonymous Ian said...

Few things in life qualify as truly disturbing. Add one to those few.

Let the nightmares begin.

8:58 PM  
Anonymous Carol said...

Uncle Albert! We thought we lost you forever!!

8:59 PM  
Anonymous moos said...

I'm with Ian - the stuff of nightmares. She has a strange Yoda-like quality...

8:59 PM  
Anonymous jpr said...

IT BURNS, IT BURNS! I'm going to eBay so I can bid on a spoon to gouge my eyes out.

8:59 PM  
Anonymous jpr said...

Crap. Someone outbid me on the only eye gouging spoon. Looks like I will have to sign up for therapy instead.

8:59 PM  
Anonymous Dayna said...

My hole has healed up nicely. Thanks for your concern. I now have cat eyes as well.

9:00 PM  
Anonymous Mr. Anigans said...

well hello lunch, nice to see you again.

egads, i think i worked with her at my last job.

9:00 PM  
Anonymous Ian said...

It just occurred to me that this is what Nick Nolte would look like if he were a woman. I'm going to go vomit for Another 48 Hours.

9:00 PM  
Anonymous glomgold said...

I was kinda thinking Abe Vigoda dressed as the Queen of Hearts. Those boobs are implants though, lookit those striations!

9:01 PM  
Blogger L said...

yes, I thought it was rather lovely myself...

9:01 PM  
Anonymous moos said...

OH NO! Nick Nolte - I think you're right!

9:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haha Im doing a research assignment on this old bag and I found your comments rather amusing just not the painting was basses on a characture by leonardo da Vinci so you can pretty much blame him lol

7:57 AM  

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