Wednesday, January 12, 2005

The Rokeby Venus by Velasquez

'Venus at her Mirror' by Diego Velasquez. This Venus is said to have 'the sexiest bottom in the history of art'. I wouldn't argue with that. Velasquez once said, 'Painting is a holy alliance between God and the painter. The artist must allow his hand to steered by God lest the Devil get into the bristles.' God must have been otherwise engaged when Velasquez was working on this one.