Asher’s Art Gallery (Mondays)

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and my art gallery is open once again! I hope you guys are ready for some awesome works. Now, have fun exploring my gallery!

  • Grande Odalisque by Jean-Auguste-Dominique-Ingres 1814 Oil on Canvas

This is an absolutely gorgeous work by French painter, Ingres. It is a very sexual painting, with many references to reproduction. The alluring figure in the piece is presumably a prostitute with a great sum of money. This is referenced by the blue sheets on the bed. The color blue was considered to be very expensive, and only the very rich were able to buy it. The woman is holding a brush made of male peacock feathers, and this has connotations to pubic hair. The female figure is also in a very suggestive pose, symbolizing the sin of lust.

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  • Sun of the Orange Morning by Larry Carlson 2010 Collage, digital prints and acrylic paint on wooden board. Info about work found on Larry Carlson’s website, larrycarlson.com

Here we have another fantastic work by “Computer Guru”, Larry Carlson. This trippy collage is both beautiful and insane. We have the standard Carlson tropes, such as: hypnotic patterns, humanistic houses, and psychedelic flowers. We also see a human figure that’s looking through a pair of binoculars. I believe that the combination of realism and surrealism really make this work a sight to behold.  

LARRY CARLSON, Sun of the Orange Morning, collage, digital prints, and arcylic paint on wooden board, 26x24in., 2010.

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