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Tauba Auerbach (b. 1981)
I doubt it, but I do it (anagram XII)
signed, titled and dated ‘TAUBA AUERBACH 2008 I DOUBT IT/BUT I DO IT (ANAGRAM XII)’ (on the reverse)
gouache and graphite on paper
30 x 22½ in. (76.2 x 57.1 cm.)
Painted in 2008.
From Christie’s Nov 13 Post-War + Contemporary Art day sale.
Statue based on Leonardo daVinci’s famous concept for artificial wings. Unknown Artist
Transformation of Man into Bird, Model after Leonardo, Ms. B, 74v & Codex on the Flight of Birds, 11v & 7v - from the exhibition Leonardo: 500 Years Into the Future, at the Tech Museum of San Jose. Photograph: Peter Chou.
Hey girl, I am recalling that once you posted an artist who was controversial (and some people took offense to his art when you posted him that day) he like disfigured human bodies and experimented with the human body... I can't recall whether he was paint of sculpture... please let me know if you recall his (or her) name! this is killing me
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Ferdinand Bol, The Messenger of God Appearing to Joshua, c. 1640 - 1644
From the Getty Museum:
Ferdinand Bol captured the dramatic moment in the Old Testament when Joshua “lifted up his eyes and saw a man standing over against him with his sword drawn in his hand.” (Joshua 5:13) This figure, who identifies himself as a messenger of the Lord, brings God’s instructions to Joshua, telling him to order his troops to march around the walled city of Jericho and destroy its inhabitants. Bol drew the messenger reaching out his hand, his piercing gaze fixed on Joshua off the sheet.
Bol transformed the messenger from a prophet-like figure into one of supernatural dimensions. The man’s heavenly aureole penetrates the surrounding shadows, rendered with tones of gray wash that intermingle with the white paper underneath. His flowing garments, drawn with loose, sketchy strokes, match his long hair and beard. The plain white texture of the paper forms the highlights on his robes, emphasizing the light that seems to isolate the figure from the darkness beyond.