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Just a little brain teaser, which I am sure is easy peasy...which artist spent 10 years painting a pair of lips? Another clue he died in France with the completed painting by his bed.

Posted at 10th Dec 2008 - 08:29AM   Posted by Unpeuloufoque   Little Art quiz... Comments: 14

Faith's Avatar I don't know, but I hope the lips were very very good when he'd finished!

Posted by: Faith on 10th Dec 2008 at 08:39AM

Patsy's Avatar The guy who did the Rolling Stones lip and tongue logo??!!Laughing

Posted by: Patsy on 10th Dec 2008 at 09:20AM

Exmoorjane's Avatar Crikey - a tad obsessive no? I have absolutely NO idea but am now intrigued. Can we see the lips once someone gets it right?

Posted by: Exmoorjane on 10th Dec 2008 at 09:55AM

Bayou's Avatar Picasso?

Posted by: Bayou on 10th Dec 2008 at 10:45AM

Westerwitch's Avatar Excellent question - thank you Un Peu and I am still laughing at Faith's comment.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 10th Dec 2008 at 10:56AM

Arosebyanyothername's Avatar Leonardo da Vinci and the lips were Mona's

Posted by: Arosebyanyothername on 10th Dec 2008 at 11:08AM

Patsy's Avatar No wonder her smile is so enigmatic!

Posted by: Patsy on 10th Dec 2008 at 11:30AM

Unpeuloufoque's Avatar Spot on Arose, C'est La Joconde , otherwise known as Lisa ,wife of Francesco del Giocondo who commissioned the portrait after the birth of thier second son. Leonardo worked on it for several years in Italy then took it to France to finish and slept every night with her painting by his bed. After his death his assistant Salai inhereted it but he sold it to king Francois 1st who had it displayed by his bed at his Palace of Fontainebleau.

There told you it was an easy peasy one!

Posted by: Unpeuloufoque on 10th Dec 2008 at 12:07PM

Milla's Avatar now you say it of course, it sounds so obvious.

Posted by: Milla on 10th Dec 2008 at 01:04PM

Frances's Avatar Got here too late to make my guess of Mona. I really did not remember that whole tale behind the painting, and am glad to have the refresher.

And yes, those lips were very good, indeed.

I think that Degas was another painter who was reluctant to declare a painting finished.


Posted by: Frances on 10th Dec 2008 at 02:29PM

Fennie's Avatar Yves St Laurent? Well it was a guess. And yes I know he wasn't a painter. But then a proper painter wouldn't take ten years to paint a pair of lips. Unless it was Dali. Now apropos our friend Mona - what facial feature does she lack? Maybe we should send her to Kitty. Gosh, yes Leonardo did die in France, didn't he? Or was that just something in a Dan Brown book?

Posted by: Fennie on 10th Dec 2008 at 09:33PM

Fennie's Avatar MMM, somehow I missed the last four posts. YSL? Well, you never know!

Posted by: Fennie on 10th Dec 2008 at 09:35PM

Eyebrows and eyelashes, Fennie?

Posted by: @themill on 10th Dec 2008 at 10:02PM

Milla's Avatar methinks wine played a part here.

Posted by: Milla on 11th Dec 2008 at 04:30PM

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