[Humanist] 22.421 identity of a painting?
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Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 421.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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Date: Sun, 04 Jan 2009 07:31:48 +0000
From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
Subject: identity of painting?
This is a request for any ideas toward identifing a modernist painting I
saw in the Museum of Modern Art or perhaps the Metropolitan (New York)
years ago. I won't bother to explain why, or what this painting has to
do with the digital humanities tangentially, though it does fit neatly
into an argument I am constructing.
My memory of it is as follows: 20C, Russian, depicting a little girl in
various stages of development sitting on and suspended from branches of
a tree which turns into or is identified with aspects of her anatomy,
esp her central nervous system & circulatory system. I saw this painting
so long ago that I cannot at all be sure that aspects of it have been
created subsequently in my imagination. A Google image search has
yielded thousands of images, only the first 40 pages of which I've
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