Friday, May 18, 2007

Goat Friday

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Italianate Landscape with a Goat and Sheep (c. 1680)
Philipp Peter Roos (1657-1706)

5 Comments:

Anonymous Father Park said...

It looks a little like it's been chewing on the "evil weed".

Ditto the sheep at rear. Mel Gibson "nutter" eyes.....

18/5/07 12:14 PM  
Anonymous Kathy said...

Good point Mike.
And pray tell dear Jarcob, what is that hanging between the sheeps back legs eh?

18/5/07 2:21 PM  
Blogger Jacob A. Stam said...

Yes Compadre, the 'realism' of Rennaissance painters inspired some weird interpretations of reality.

Kathy m'dear, that hanging behind the sheep's rear legs is its tail. That between its rear legs may be a realistic depiction of teatless udders.

What does it 'say' to you?

18/5/07 3:48 PM  
Anonymous Father Park said...

It says "I'm a ram. Anyone thinkin' udderwise best watch out!"

18/5/07 4:19 PM  
Blogger Caz said...

Who knew there was goaty art?

Did you know there are 8 species of goat, Jacob?

I do not believe all species have been represented on Goat Friday. Just sayin', is all.

19/5/07 12:35 PM  

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