a sentence i thought i would never read in my life
aoba should listen to his music a lot more. that will relax him
happy unicorn and a naked virgin
Rothschild Canticles, Flanders 14th century.
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, MS 404, fol. 51r
Interrupted Supper, late 18th century
Oil on canvas (one of a pair)
15 x 18 in. (38.1 x 45.7 cm)
The mildly erotic subjects of Louis-Léopold Boilly’s paintings are derived from the French painting tradition ofsensibilité, in which gestures and facial expressions are employed to convey the sequence of events. Above, the young woman and her paramour are startled, while dining, by the approach of her elderly male protector.
The painting below shows the gentleman storming into the room and berating the girl for her unfaithfulness. At the same time, he is mocked by the two women, as seen through their gestures.
Norton Simon Art Foundation
Josephine Baker in Siren of the Tropics, 1927