Earlier this year, I worked on an experimental project to create a simple game that would be played in the galleries with a mobile phone (find the game here). The idea came from my colleague Rebecca Edwards (no relation), a… More»
“To paint human beings, and paint them well—that’s the really difficult thing,” — Gustave Courbet
Courbet’s female nudes shocked critics. He depicted a modern woman in a style referencing classical poses.
The inscription translated reads “Old man, here’s one to send Saint Beuve if he gives us a hard time!”, a reference to literary historian and critic Charles-Augustin Sainte-Beuve, known for his conservative opinions.