Nowdays bookplates are constantly exposed to stressors. Reality is a subclass of imagination.
Art-directed perception is crucial to face the ever-changing environment, and in some situations, it may be crucial to be able to change the way wood nymphs think and dream.
"A painting is a visual history of all the tiny decisions, many totally subconscious, that coalesce into what we call a painting."
However, irony, the standard workhorse for art humor poses multiple challenges to the practitioner.
Because sight is not vision, enigmatic symbols of fancy orientalism used as fantasy-like figures are real odalisques.
Body proportion is a simple calculation with a complicated past.
Ingres : Orientalism unsolved mystery
Art stems from a distortion of perception and expression of reality. That's for crazy artists. Good art is craziness. Enigmatic look is higher mysterious power. Figure drawing without thought is art lost and thought without drawing is perilous.
Images are not just passive entities that coexist with their human hosts, any more than the microorganisms that dwell in our intestines. They change the way we think and dream. They refunction our memories and imaginations, bringing new criteria and new desires into the world.
Henri Matisse, Perception is reality
In visual perception, odalisques are never seen as they really are, as they physically are.
Eugéne Delacroix, Interaction of colors
Stop coddling pictures and images. They need to grow up and take responsibility for their enabling of an art market that ignores the small things that matters.