Monday, April 17, 2006

"Las Meninas" & Donald Rumsfeld

a post about "Las Meninas" that you might find halfway interesting is here. I only mention it because of Millicent's story in alice blue.

Also, the recent poetry of Donald Rumsfeld here & here.

1 comment:

Millicent said...

Shit, even if the painting were still hung like that, it wouldn't be the most notable presentation in the Prado. They somehow jacked a Romanesque chapel and installed it in their museum. That in itself isn't much to write home about (especially compared to the Met's wholesale subsumption of large Egyptian temple, or Pergamon Altar in Berlin), but the ceiling of the chapel in question features world history's most hilarious example of unintentionally vaginal artwork. I've always meant to write about it, but I didn't have a camera on me at the time, and the internet is bereft of pictures of this wonder.

Anyway, look up the Pergamon Altar on Wikipedia--it's pretty crazy.