Even the most accomplished artists sometimes have difficulty in accurately portraying human anatomy. Paul Cezzane, for instance, had trouble with hands (examples    ). Another persistently tricky area is highlighted (or, if you prefer, highlit) by Professor Julian Meltzoff of La Jolla, California,in a recent article for Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the […]
The Boston Globe has done an appreciation of the Museum of Bad Art (MOBA). A characteristic painting from the museum is reproduced here, at right. BONUS: MOBA’s director will be among the celebrity scholars in this Saturday’s Ig Nobel event at the Cambridge Public Library, for the Cambridge Science Festival.
Our colleagues at the Museum of Bad Art are featured today (April 1) on Wikipedia. The image here is a tiny reproduction of one of the museum’s most prized paintings, “Sunday on the Pot with George.” We and MOBA collaborated, some years ago, on a scholarly detective project to determine the identity of the model […]