See, Renoir liked Cauliflower, too!

Pierre-Auguste Renoir [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Yes, Renoir was a master, but this is not my favorite work of his.

This below shows  the soul of a cauliflower.  But then, George Washington Lambert was no slouch, either.  He combines the art of the Baroque with the clarity of light and color from Hopper.

George Washington Lambert [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The genius of this painting is to stand back, and see how it becomes almost photorealistic when you aren’t looking at the brush strokes. Then you take a step forward, where your eyes are battling between the painting you know you see and the painting in your mind, and it becomes truly beautiful.  This is a technique borrowed from the Baroque. It is one of the reasons why we just can’t get rid of that movement, no matter how offensively Christian it may be.  😉

And, because I’m obsessed, let’s look at my claims about Cauliflowers and Fractals.

By Biajojo (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons

That is a Julia section borrowed from the set below.

By Adam majewski (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

But that’s not all. In a different dimension, the Z axis, there is also this fractal below.

By Adam majewski (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons

Here’s a more clear picture of what I’m talking about. Remember, it’s in the Z axis, the axis of depth.

By Adam majewski (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

And, if you are bored with Fractals and want something a little more 3D, just call me a teapot. I’ll happily give this one a good home.

By Attributed to Thomas Whieldon (England, Staffordshire, 1719-1795) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

A final note– as glorious and attractive to the eye a cauliflower is, we must acknowledge that there is something absurd about them.  Here too, Wikimedia delivers.

By CBS Television (eBay itemphoto frontphoto back) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

I told you Cauliflowers Rock!

Rob Lavinsky, – CC-BY-SA-3.0 [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons


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