his wife, the painter - now with paintings! (1 Viewer)


If u don't know the poetry u don't know Bukowski
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So I last time I read this poem (yesterday) it suddenly hit me that I had never looked up the three paintings (etching & paintings) mentioned in it.
In this modern age it was fairly simple finding these on the web.
So here they are. Now look up the poem (page 4 in Pleasures of the damned) and read it with the same pictures in your head that Buk had at the time...:

1. Daumier. Rue Transonian, le 15 Avril, 1843. (lithograph.)
Paris, Bibliotheque Nationale:


2.Corot. Recollection of Mortefontaine.
Paris, Louvre:


3. Orozco. Christ Destroying the Cross.

Hanover, Dartmouth College, Baker Library:


I thought the middle picture didn't fit in all that well...
Though it could fit the phrase: #sunlight is a lie".
...could some merciful moderator please correct the header of this thread to: his wife, the painter - now with paintings!
Ponder: Not in the database as far as I can see....
hey Erik, thanks for posting the pictures mentioned in the poem. Off to pg. 4 of "Pleasures..." now to look at things in a new light.

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