Wiseacre (ewin) wrote,

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Somewhat random note:  The Ambassadors

I have this very nice fine art calendar -- I had one last year, too, but so far this year's is better -- with full color renderings of many great works of art.  The piece for this weekend was interesting, but not too much to my taste:  your basic Flemish-style medieval portrait of two rich gentlemen looking out of the painting at you, and between them, a sort of table containing many improbably symbolic and detailed objects.

In fact, what I'm referring to is Holbein's The Ambassadors.

Just today, I decided to take a closer look at the painting, and I realized I was looking at the truly quality equivalent of a "When you see it, you'll shit bricks" picture.

Take a look.

(And if you can't figure it out, here.)
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