Idealized or not, I want to try that hairstyle.
I like how one of the tempters in this temptation scene is cockblocking the lady in blue, who is so desperately trying to get her temptation through to the temptee lad in red that she is squirting breast milk at him. Which, to be fair, it looks like he wants some of that.
Oh hey, it’s my new bae. So hot, so stylish, with a particularly suggestive broach (it’s Leda and the Swan). Yeah, okay, so he’s bringing me a carnation as a symbol of his love, but that’s just the flower of choice from his time, okay? He doesn’t know how unfashionable they are now.
I just like that Mary and Elizabeth get a panel to themselves. They get to have a breath here and exclaim over the news they’ve just received before it’s all about angels and holy sons again.
THIS dickweed. Here we have a self-portrait of the artist painting a middle-aged, ‘ugly’ lady so that she appears younger and more conventionally attractive. The smirk on his face says it all: ‘Delusional bitches, huh? But ya gotta pay the rent.’
I really admire the way she’s working hard to keep blood splatter off their dresses.
Architecture and Music in the background all, ‘No it’s fine, we like it back here in the dark, we prefer it actually, we’re pretty sensitive to light, we know you didn’t mean to imply that we’re unimportant or anything, yeah we understand, it’s just for the layout of the painting, sure, sure.’
Poor woman, she’s clinging to the crucifix and mourning the death of Jesus, and then along comes this horse that clearly wants a piece of her.
Wardrobe & makeup doing some fix-up work on Jesus between takes on set.
Ordered ale. Got lager.
‘We’re definitely in the wrong triptych.’
‘I told you we went to the wrong one.’
‘I know, I’m sorry! I just got nervous and jumped in. What are we going to do now?’
‘Smile. Look like you’re praying. Maybe they won’t notice.’
The Staedel Museum in Frankfurt, Germany is a wonderful place. I spent three hours on the Old Masters’ floor alone. Many beautiful pieces to discover–if you’re ever in Frankfurt, be sure to visit!
Thanks for this wonderfully arty start to my work week, Lisa! I really needed that. Always a pleasure to see art (coupled with your commentary), especially the Artemisia — it’s one of my favorite paintings ever, and I spent many happy hours agog when it came to the Art Institute of Chicago shortly before I moved away!
Happy to oblige! Yes it’s one of the best Judith beheading Holofecene paintings out there, and there are some good ones.
Oh love it!
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Thanks, Nan! I hope you and Julia are well, sending love your way.
A seal of approval! I hope you’ll show it to Anne, the art history major. She might enjoy it.
Hahaha I’m not the only one who does this!
It’s too perfect with some of them…
OMG, what a treat. This place has an incredible collection. Never been to Germany.
Thanks for your witty commentary! Maureen, friend of Nan Shorey , who introduced me to your blog.
There really are some amazing treasures there.
Thanks for reading! Glad to virtually meet a friend of Nan’s. 🙂
Laughed out loud several times, feeling like a Philistine but okay with that!