Sunday, 22 October 2006

Sex at Somerset House

Pierre Subleyras - Seal of Chastity (1732) detail
Most of the latest arts news seems controversial. Here's advance notice of the next blockbuster at the Hermitage Rooms, Somerset House, London: The Triumph of Eros: Art and Seduction in 18th Century France, from 24 November 2006 to 8 April 2007. The ... er... politically incorrect exhibit shown here depicts an artist painting a seal of chastity on his wife, after a tale by Jean de La Fontaine. I'm not sure what paint he's using: oils? tempora? watercolours? acrylics? emulsion? gloss? It puts a whole new meaning on the phrase "painted lady"!


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