|The Painter's Studio, 1855, Gustave Courbet, probably the most famous painting|
ever depicting an artist working in his studio. One has the feeling Courbet
was in need of a visitor's gallery and ticket taker.
|Jackson Pollok, 1950--as much paint on the floor as on canvas.|
|Norman Rockwell's tidied-up shrine.|
|Picasso entertains the seductive film star, Bridget Bardot in his art-strewn studio, 1956.|
|Claude Monet's studio seems to have been one of quiet, comfortable, contemplation.|
|Francis Bacon's less-than-pristine premises. Is there such a word as "cringeworthy"?|
|Marc Chagall, 1955, poses in his modest,|
and modestly neat, studio. One wonders
if it was always so orderly.
|Chuck Close: Summer, 2004, Joe Fig|