[Humanist] 22.422 the painting is by Tchelitchew

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Mon Jan 5 07:22:18 CET 2009


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        Date: Sun, 4 Jan 2009 02:38:04 -0500 (EST)
        From: Alan Sondheim <sondheim at panix.com>
        Subject: Re: [Humanist] 22.421 identity of a painting?
        In-Reply-To: <20090104073240.240162A3D7 at woodward.joyent.us>


That is most likely Pavel Tchelitchew -

- Alan

On Sun, 4 Jan 2009, Humanist Discussion Group wrote:

>                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 421.
>         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
>                       www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist
>                Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org
>
>
>
>        Date: Sun, 04 Jan 2009 07:31:48 +0000
>        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
>        >
> 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
> browsed through.
>
> Many thanks.
>
> Yours,
> WM
> -- 
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