Monday, January 24, 2011

The Child's Problem

1857 Watercolour by the parricide Richard Dadd, who killed his father in 1843 thinking that he was the devil.


Blogger Bruno Bauer said...

Mucho mejor que las acuarelas de Hitler.

4:18 pm  
Blogger Oscar Grillo said...

Buscalo a Richard Dadd en google, es INTERESANTISIMO.

4:43 pm  
Blogger Juan Álvaro said...

El padre debiera haberse empezado a preocupar al ver los dibujos...

10:08 am  
Blogger Oscar Grillo said...

Aparentemente el dios Osiris le ordeno el acuchillamiento.

10:41 am  
Blogger Eric Noble said...

Beautiful artwork. I love seeing the unique artwork from across time.

2:20 am  
Blogger ariel tenorio said...

muy interesante oscar

1:29 am  
Blogger Bryce said...

I've been fascinated with Richard Dadd ever since I saw a drawing by Jasper Johns called "Nothing At All Richard Dadd", which can be seen here (bottom right corner).

3:54 am  
Blogger Oscar Grillo said...

I don't know if you ever seen an original painting by Dadd. His handling of oil is amazing, he creates very strange 3-D effects with impasto. His work is very "overpainted" but that adds to the sense of mystery and morbidity of is art.
Here you can see it in detail:

7:30 am  

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