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"Apostles of Meat," Dario Ortiz, Colombia (b. 1968)
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In Spanish, the title is "Apostilicos de Carne," which could also mean "Apostles of flesh," or "Apostles of the flesh." "Meat" sounds more stark, or like a commodity to be consumed; "carne" has more implication of the sensual and immediate physical reality of flesh. The artist says, "In Antwerp the nicname for Rubens was "The apostle of the flesh". My painting is a personal homage to this great master."

Rubens also masterfully and sympathetically painted aging flesh.

Date: 2010-12-10 12:22 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] mellifluous-ink.livejournal.com
This is so gorgeous omg. As a figure artist I am in paroxysms of joy.

Date: 2010-12-10 02:24 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] oakmouse
Oh, very nice. I love the realistic and yet affectionate handling of aging bodies. He gives them dignity and power.

Date: 2010-12-10 08:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maxauburn.livejournal.com
He does a fantastic job of painting older men.. Very impressive!

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