|This was the closest I got to Rembrandt's The Night Watch. I know what I like ... and this is nothing special, seriously.|
I do like medieval art:
Mary Magdalene, Carlo Crivelli, c. 1480
Depictions of St. Mary Magdalene are usually cool because she was an ex Fallen Woman and therefore that gave one an excuse to own a painting of a HOT BABE, in fashionable/sexy clothes, and still be pious. This one is particularly lecherous-looking, and her clothes are sumptuous.
Okay, this one is surreal. A medieval heraldic lady with antlers for legs that you hang off the ceiling. Because ... No, actually I have no idea on this one. Back to art that makes a bit more sense:
Detail, Four Canons Regular of St. Augustine meditating at an open grave , Master of the Spes Nostra, 1500
|Detail, Saul and the Witch of Endor by Jacob Cornelisz van Oostsanen, 1526|
|Detail, The Fall of Man, Cornelis Cornelisz. van Haarlem 1592|
This picture (a detail of a church scene) is meant to be funny - the painter included a full-sized tromp-l'oeil fly on the woman's bonnet, to fool viewers into thinking one had landed on the picture :-) (Also there is an owlet on the other woman's head. What is it with the owls, you Dutch?)
Shiva's very fine bum. No further explanation required.