Friday, June 27, 2008

Artist: Jean Pierre Ceytaire


I was in an erotic mood when choosing this week's Friday artwork. This piece really appealed to me. I love the composition and the rich color of her garment. The blue of the water behind them contrasts so nicely with that rust color. Then, also note her grip on his tie and how she's guiding his hand inside her dress. She's a woman who knows what she wants. If you look closer, you'll see that his fingers are tickling her nipple.

The artist, Jean Pierre Ceytaire, was born in 1946 in Paris. He had severe learning disabilities, including dysgraphia, dyslexia and a selective memory. Poor man! As a result, he had a difficult time in school, but his imagination and talent compensated for this, if you ask me.

I hope you like this painting as much as I do. Have a terrific weekend!

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Anonymous Pat said...

Kate,
This is an awesome painting. Thanks for the analysis as not being a art connoisseur, I would have miss a lot of what is going on here. Well, on second thought maybe if I studied it longer, I’d have pick up more eventually.

This reminds me, do you watch “The Unit” on CBS. There was scene—Friday night, I believe—where one of the guys comes back from a ‘Special Mission’, raced into the house, searched for his wife, plopped her on the counter, and say, “Tell me (daughters name here) is in school, and proceeds to make mad passionate loved to is wife. It was the most erotic love scene I’ve ever seen on TV on a major network. Having watch this series before, knowing these characters, and knowing what happened on that night’s show—it made total sense to me. It gave me a new prospective on writing romance and why we do it. This really clicked for me. A huge eye opener. Just like your posted art piece.

Nice job.

7:12 AM  
Blogger Kate Willoughby said...

I don't watch much TV, other than the Food Channel and Bravo. :( But that scene sounds hot!

Glad you liked the art!

5:30 PM  
Anonymous evie byrne said...

Hey Kate,

What a great piece!

I love it for all the reasons you say, and at first, I responded to the fingers on the nipple in a purely erotic way.

Then I took a second look at it with my "art history eye" and realized that Ceytaire is slyly referencing religious art. Old paintings of the Virgin will have her offering her nipple using the same gesture.

Btw, great news about your Hostile Takeover sales!!

best,

Evie

10:34 PM  

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