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The Erotic Uncertainty Principle

Now there is no conceivable point in which love is completed. I’ve watched my father and mother weather thick and thin, and one thing has been made undeniably clear to me: There is no point in which lovers can sit back and say, “Here we are. We’ve arrived. We love each other. We have finished this project of love.” | Alexandre Cabanel - The Birth of Venus [1875] | The first version of Cabanel's Birth of Venus (Musée d'Orsay, Paris) created a sensation at the Salon of 1863, which was dubbed the Salon of the Venuses owing to the number of alluring nudes on view. Embodying the ideals of academic art, the careful modeling, silky brushwork, and mythological subject of Cabanel’s canvas proved a winning combination: the Salon picture was purchased by no less than Napoleon III for his…

Picture of the Day! Alexandre Cabanel (1823-1889) "Merchant of Venice", Oil on canvas, 1881. To see more works by this artist please visit us at: - Share your favorite old master works with us on our Pinterest page!