Fantin-Latour, Self-portrait, 1861
Ignace Henri Jean Théodore Fantin-Latour was born on this day in 1836.
To make a painting representing things as they are found in nature, I put a great deal of thought into the arrangement, but with the idea of making it look like a natural arrangement of random objects. This is an idea that I have been mulling over a great deal: giving the appearance of a total lack of artistry.
Fantin-Latour, A Basket of Roses, 1890
New Order, Power, Corruption, and Lies, 1983