Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Sin & Innocence

"The real distinction between sin and innocence," [Lewis] Carroll once wrote, with good historical reason, is whether the viewer feels 'sinful feelings or not' looking at a picture, and the same applies to how we judge art today, especially nudes..."

Source: The Accidental Masterpiece by Michael Kimmelman

Image: Amadeo Modigliani's Reclining Nude (1917)

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