“They saw their injured country's woe;
The flaming town, the wasted field;
Then rushed to meet the insulting foe;
They took the spear, - but left the shield.”
Here's my New Year's greetingI'll make it very brief:Anyway you slice it Time will act the Thief.Happy Happy New Year!That is my New Year's Song.You see I kept my promiseIt wasn't very long.
Whose painting?Bosch? or Blake?
hehe. Happy New Year, fj. Happy New Year, all. I think it's Goya.
hiya FJ!!!HAPPY NEW YEAR sweet patriot!..xoxoxox
You're right. It is Goya. I should have known!My first humiliation of the New Year. ;-)Thank you for that. It's good for the soul.And a very HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and All!
Seeking dishonor? A noble pursuit, indeed. :)
FJ,May time devour you more slowly next year! May it be so.
...a learning to "speak" the four discourses. ;)
Nice video. :)
It was from a movie, Little Big Man, that I enjoyed as a teen.
Little Big Man is an excellent book! Worth readnig.
Never read the book. The film, I found very entertaining, esp. Little Big Horn.
Saturn Devouring his SonGoya 1820 – 1823 Oil on plasterMuseo del Prado, Madrid SpainThough this painting is called "Saturn" and seems rooted in showing the mythological character that devoured his son, there are, like many of the other 'Black Paintings' a certain disconnection between any strict understanding of the ancient tale versus Goya's depiction of it. While the other famous rendition of the story by Peter Paul Rubens (image below) carefully illustrates the story in detail, with this picture by Goya there is variation and improvisation. ...
http://www.eeweems.com/goya/saturn.htmlDiscusses Goya's Saturn in some detail, also P.P. RUBENS radically different treatment of the same subject.
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