Friday, November 29, 2013
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Illumination from the Hours of Catharine of Cleves
Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, USA
Here it is: Anne with Mary on her lap, who in turn has baby Jesus on her lap--your annual Thanksgiving Turducken!!
(I guess those floating leaves with King's heads in the center must be the side dishes).
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
By Studio of Peter Paul Rubens
So, is there a giant pile of cottage cheese in the middle of this painting, or what?
Thursday, November 21, 2013
From Gondarine Sensul, an illuminated manuscript
Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, USA
Squishy's lower body looks like it's still in the womb, and he's only got his head pushed out so far and one of the Magi is taking him for a magic carpet ride while holding his umbilical cord. Well anyway, now we know that even a half-born baby Jesus still should have a halo.......
Monday, November 18, 2013
Detail of an illumination, tempera on tempera on parchment
And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in massive amounts of blue twine and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Friday, November 8, 2013
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
By Antonis van Dyck
ST. JOHN: Did you hear the great news! Illinois is going to legalize gay marriage! About time!!
SQUISHY: YAY! Who's got a kiss for an obese savior with a red cape?
Monday, November 4, 2013
Friday, November 1, 2013
Oil on canvas, 115 x 83.1"
Galleria Borgehese, Rome, Italy
Forget about the part where he saves mankind from sin, little boy Squishy saves his mom and granny from a snake! You'd think for that someone would at least give him a pair of pants....