Friday, October 29, 2010

I say it is because the young women are wonderful

This painting apparently marked the celebration of the love between Gabrielle d'Estrées and Henry IV, but when I saw your latest image, Clare, this painting appeared for me. Revelling in associative appropriation!

Unknown, Gabrielle d'Estrées et une de ses soeurs, 1594


  1. I was actually thinking a few weeks back about what this painting would look like split across two of the lightboxes - mainly because it is so damn weird and charged and funny as I look at it 500 years down the line...on wikipedia it says there is a predominence of the 'left hand' in the painting...

  2. Cheeky post, but nice visual linkup!
    Like that quote Rachel. It seems that left and right hands are populating our vocabulary a purposefully unambidextrous position! Coincidentally, it was my left hand in that photo too... of course the right hand is operating the camera.