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In 1902, William Bouguereau painted “Les Oreades” (which translates to “Mountain Nymphs” or “Nymphs of the Hills”). Recently I have been finding influences of this “living” spiral in a variety of contemporary artists work and in a variety of mediums ranging from collage, sculpture to large-scale water-color.

William Bouguereau - Les Oreades (1902)

Falling Bough, by Walton Ford (2002) Watercolor, gouache, ink and pencil on paper, 60 3/4 x 119 1/2 inches

"Oreades" by Robyn McCallum

"Head On", Cai Guo-Qiang, 2006

This gallery contains 14 photos.

Ken Lum, a Canadian artist, has a way of interweaving text, image and crippling self-doubt into his artwork that makes most artists salivate. When I saw his installation (30 year retrospective) at the Vancouver Art Gallery, especially House of Realization (produced for the Istanbul Biennale in 2007), 12 Signs of Depression, and his recent Rorschach …

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