Tuesday, February 12, 2013
If you loved an artist enough to tattoo...who ?
Hayley in Queen street. I was intrigued by her tattoo "1748 - 1825. " That is the birth and death date of her favourite artist, Parisian Jacques-Louis David. He was a painter of great renown, as his style of history painting helped end the 'frivolity' of the Rococo period, pulling art back to the realm of classical austerity. One of David's most famous works, "The Death of Marat" (1793), portrays the famous French Revolutionary figure dead in his bath after an assassination, and have included the painting below.
If you loved an artist enough to tattoo the dates, who would it be ?? A great idea - must be a great talking point at parties. Mine would be Giotto. Maybe Hotere.
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