Saturday, 25 March 2017

Roland Sohier / Lucas Cranach



Lucas Cranach the Elder
The Three Graces 
1531
oil on panel 
37 x 24 cm
Louvre, Paris


How Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472-1553) must have enjoyed painting these lovely girls!
Any excuse to get them naked; you call them Venus, Eve, Lucretia, Hera and Aphrodite, Diana, The Three Graces...always in a religous and moral context. Venus he painted 39 times, Eve 35 times and Lucretia just as often.
In the series The Three Graces one sees some of the same girls posing again and again. Fully aware of their beauty they dare us on their little stage trying out different positions.
Did the girl on the right come up with this pose herself, scratching her ankle or was it Lucas's invention? We won't know, but how playful it looks!
Lucas must have experienced the same joy I get when I capture one of my 'models in motion' and come up with a never seen configuration.
Roland Sohier, 2017



Roland Sohier
Electric Lady Land (inside)
2017
charcoal on paper mounted on panel
two panel roomdivider
175 x 75 cm each


Yes, we also do men.


Lucas Cranach the Elder
Hercules and Anthaeus
±1530
oil on panel 
26,5 x 17,5 cm
Compton Verney, Warwick



Roland Sohier (NL)
Electric Lady Land (outside)
2017
charcoal on paper mounted on panel
two panel roomdivider
175 x 75 cm each

Saturday, 11 March 2017

John Zurier / Paolo Schiavo



Paolo Schiavo (1397-1478)
The Crucifixion Adored by Nuns
1447-1449
fresco
Cenacolo di Sant'Apollonia, Florence





John Zurier (US)
After Paolo Schiavo
2013
oil on linen
43.2 x 53,3 cm