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What Would Freud Say About This Painting?

An Italian court painting at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). In this painting, do the wand held delicately erect, the dangling belt, and the placement and gestures of the hands reveal sexual sublimation?

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Evil to Him Whom Evil Thinks

And beauty to her whom beauty seeks.

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Mercury in Profile (Los Angeles County Museum of Art 2008)

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Greek Antiquities Under Glass with Mercury Statue Across the Room (Los Angeles County Museum of Art 2008)

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What a Piece of Work is—Poultry?: A Picasso Rooster Sculpture at LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art), July, 2008

In making a rooster an object of sculptural contemplation, I wonder if Picasso was punning and playing off of Rodin’s rough-hewn, yet dignified bronze images of men striving and thinking. And in Picasso resisting the impulse to contemplate man in bronze, after … Continue reading

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