Ever wondered cholikepeechekyahai? Here are your answers to that pertinent question. Doubts are a thing of the past! Oh, and there’s a nude dude too.David: Michelangelo Year:
Between 1501 and 1504Displayed:
Michelangelo sculpted a glorious David out of one block of Carrara marble. Standing at 17-feet tall, it is stunning. When the Grand Duke of Tuscany gifted a replica to Queen Victoria in 1857, she had a fig leaf cover his private part (alt. disco stick) to avoid red faces. Probably, only hers.Olympia: Édouard ManetYear:
Musée d’Orsay, Paris
Manet gives us a peek into the room of a wealthy Parisian prostitute, loaded with gifts and a maid bringing in more. It disgusted the Emperor when displayed at the Salon. Sneaky men visiting with wives would hurry past it. Also, Manet died of syphilis at 51. Just
saying!Woman V: Willem de Kooning Year:
1952 to 1953Displayed:
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Imagine a man with a paintbrush, attacking the canvas in a mad fit. Of a series of six works, Woman V is a half-ogre half-woman product of this sort of attack. This is advanced art, action painting by a so-called misogynist. Gala nude/ Abraham Lincoln: Salvador DaliYear:
Dali Theatre-Museum, Spain
With the view of Gala’s well formed behind, who’d believe Dali’s muse was in her 70s when this was painted? A master of illusions, the sexy back turns into Abraham Lincoln’s portrait, viewed from 20 metres.Le Rêve: Pablo Picasso Year:
It’s Picasso’s way of saying that at the age of 50, he’s nailing this 22-year-old girl despite a wife and children back home. He immortalises the beauty of his muse Marie-Thérèse Walter, with his privates on display, casually strewn over and making up half her face.
From HT Brunch, July 21
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