FIONA  STILES

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Flesh For Fantasy.

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I recently went to the LACMA in Los Angeles and saw, among other exhibits, a show called "Manly Persuits: The Sporting Images of Thomas Eatkins.  This painting was on the back wall, in a darkened room, and the muted tones seemed to glow with life.  You can't really see the red of their faces and the almost greenish glow of their pale skin in this image, but in person the colors were magical.  All peaches and creams and varying shades of flesh and nudes.  Really, really beautiful.  I wasn't familiar with Thomas Eakins before stumbling upon the exhibit, but am now a fan.  His paintings have wonderful, lovely tones and an amazing way with light.  This one was by far my favorite.