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Friday, February 15, 2013

Eye Candy for Today: Allegory of Winter

Posted by Charley Parker at 12:56 pm

Allegory of Winter, Jacques de La Joue the Younger
Allegory of Winter, Jacques de La Joue the Younger.

I love the invented atmosphere and the seemingly casual application of paint, particularly in the Rococo flourishes.

In the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Use “Fullscreen” link under the image.

4 comments for Eye Candy for Today: Allegory of Winter »

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  1. Comment by David J. Teter
    Friday, February 15, 2013 @ 3:05 pm

    Hey… wait a minute!
    Did you post this in response of that Russian meteor yesterday?

  2. Comment by Charley Parker
    Friday, February 15, 2013 @ 4:00 pm

    Must be, winter sky, big glowing object…

    Best headline I’ve seen for the meteor is “Meteors are nature’s way of saying ‘How’s that space program coming along?’”

  3. Comment by Aelle
    Saturday, February 16, 2013 @ 4:22 am

    Pleased you didn’t pick Arcimboldo’s Winter (1563), Charley.

  4. Comment by Charley Parker
    Saturday, February 16, 2013 @ 8:22 am

    Thanks, Aelle. Maybe for a future post, though (grin).

    For the benefit of other readers, here is Arcimbolod’s Winter, and my post on Guiseppe Arcimboldo.

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