Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Fond of fun as fond can be . . . (the art of Thomas Eakins)

Happy Fat Tuesday!

Music selection for today is the folk song, "Ta-Ra-Ra Boom-De-Ay"

After yesterday a friend suggested Thomas Eakins and upon reflection, he seems a perfect counterpoint. The Met refers to Eakins as "America's greatest, most uncompromising realist . . . ." (http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/eapa/hd_eapa.htm accessed on February 17, 2015)

Wikipedia entry for Thomas Eakins

And to compare the painting against the subject . . . 

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