AN UNCOMMON THOUGHT

"The real trick to life is not to be in the know, but to be in the mystery."
-Fred Alan Wolf

14 January 2017

Happy birthday, Fantin-Latour.

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.

Henri Fantin-Latour

Fantin-Latour, A Basket of Roses, 1890


New Order, Power, Corruption, and Lies, 1983

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