Friday, January 30, 2015 8:30 AM
|John Singer Sargent's Boit Daughters|
The interpretation of the Oskar Kokoschka's Two Nude Lovers I found particularly interesting. To me it looks like two lovers in an embrace. We were told to look at her body language. Her foot and face turned away, his towards her and yet tormented. The painting is of him and his lover Alma Mahler, the widow of Gustav Mahler. In addition to Kokoschka, she also was the known lover of architect Walter Gropius, composer Alexander von Zemlinsky, and artist Gustav Klimt.
|Oskar Kokoschka Two Nude Lovers|
I also liked the explanation of Adam and Eve by Klimt, believed to be his last work. Adam stands behind her in her shadow. Notice her hand is missing, the hand usually known for holding the apple in which she tempted Adam. It is still unknown if he left it undone deliberately to show the innocence of Eve before she became the biblical temptress we know her as, or if he simply never got around to finish the piece.