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Wednesday, June 07, 2006

well well well...

I have to admit, I love Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema's paintings. For those who are not fans, Alma-Tadema was famous in the Victorian art world for his meticulously-detailed paintings of ancient Rome and other poetical locales, enlivened by semi-nude women. Hey, what's not to like?

Like other things Victorian, he was largely forgotten in the 20th century until Allen Funt, of Candid Camera fame, began collecting his works.

Anyway, when I found the painting that's now above us the other day, I loved it the moment I saw it. But is it too much on the masthead, with the quote? Am I reading too much into this?

Everyone gets a vote, and then I'll make a decision.

hmmm.

4 comments:

catalyst said...

I like it, Colonel, and I think the quote enlivens it. (Jeeze, did that come out of me?)

Phoebe Fay said...

Well, technically, she seems to be reading a scroll. Which doesn't really have a binding. Well, okay, I guess a scroll is a type of binding, but still, it's not really what we think of when we think of the smell of bindings in the morning, now is it?

Dang purty picture though.

Mike said...

I like the picture too. Looks good and the quote seems to work with it.

Colonel Colonel said...

well, ok. Who am I to argue with people I agree with?