The Art Bog has added this magical Russian masterpiece to the Hall of Fame. It represents the direction Kandinsky should have followed instead of veering off into the coldness of his abstractions. His oil-on-canvas Post-Impressionist masterpiece resides in Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, German.
“Art historians frequently interpret the painting as a didactic warning on the perils of life’s temptations. However, the intricacy of its symbolism, particularly that of the central panel, has led to a wide range of scholarly interpretations over the centuries. Twentieth-century art historians are divided as to whether the triptych’s central panel is a moral warning or a panorama of paradise lost. American writer Peter S. Beagle describes it as an “erotic derangement that turns us all into voyeurs, a place filled with the intoxicating air of perfect liberty”.
The Art Bog’s favorite Gustave Caillebotte painting has worked its way into The Hall of Fame.