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Friday, August 28, 2009

My new favorite painting

I found this while clicking through various goodies on this Reddit thread. I had no idea it existed before last night.

Joseph Ducreux - Self Portrait ca. 1793

Awesomeness.

(context for the bewildered)

10 comments:

Slangon said...

Knowing now that the Old Planter was obviously a pimp, I'm giving second thoughts as to what he was actually smoking.

PunkRockPaint said...

We know what he was planting... Fo shizzle!

This is now MY favorite painting too!

MrsTooth said...

If it weren't for the language, that thread would be perfect exploration material for my art history kids. I am still partial to his yawning self-portrait at the Getty. http://www.getty.edu/art/gettyguide/artMakerDetails?maker=323

Captain Canuck said...

I dunno man... I don't think the wife will let that be hung over the fireplace.
Maybe IN the fireplace...

Gellman said...

He knows you know he's cool. Now he is just pointing it out.

White Sox Cards said...

You totally have to work that into the banner!

willworkforcards said...

Wow, total awesomeness. And the guy almost resembles the old time allen and ginter dude.

dinged corners said...

Great find.

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babootsna said...

This is going to be my new desktop background for awhile...I love it. LOL