Bouguereau v Hog Heaven
Since I viewed Hog Heaven's robo version of Bouguereau's The Ford (1895) I've been wondering what makes the girl's face seem so sinister and unBouguereauish. I couldn't remember where I'd seen the original. Jacoblog pointed me in the right direction: www.artrenewal.org. Yes. That's where I first saw it. Many thanks, Jacoblog. Problem solved. The original has a pretty smile, but the robo version seems to be poking her tongue out. I had to download a half-meg graphic of the original to resolve the difference. Hog Heaven's 48K JPG has lost the girl's smile, due to poor resolution and the red of the lips bleeding into the white teeth, rather than to an artistic change. Sexy Leg remains an excellent graphic, but not so subtle as I'd thought. Not much of an advert for Adobe Photoshop, is it? I've done this with XnView and it's free!