Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Allegory of sight and smell

File:Bruegel d. Ä., Jan - Allegory of Sight and Smell - 1618.jpg
I think this painting speaks for itself….
what do you all think?
'''Allegory of Sight and Smell''' by Jan Brueghel the Elder (1568–1625), currently in the Prado.

7 comments:

  1. I wish I were there. Looks like a lovely way to spend the day.

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  2. amen to that! Much better than sitting here in this lecture hall as a TA on a beautiful summer day.....

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  3. Son. of. a. gun.

    I am a thorough fan of JBtElder, but apparently a patently casual one. How have I missed this? Never seen it before. That is an embarrassing admission on my part, in a way, but I am thrilled to have been introduced to it now.

    That painting doesn't just speak for itself. It's a dinner party full of interesting guests all talking at once. Man.

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  5. What an incredible painting!
    While studying in Baltimore in the '80s, there was a restaurant called Haussner's that was famous primarily for its vast art collection that adorned every inch of wall and floor space that wasn't occupied by tables. I had the good fortune to dine there just once prior to my graduation. This painting just brough that experience back to me. Thanks for the memories!

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  6. Ooh, sounds like a cool restaurant! I'll have to check it out if it's still there the next time I'm in Baltimore!

    Glad this brought back happy memories!

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