Root, shoot or marry tests your imagination a little differently this week.
You can blame Joe. A bit, at least. He suggested famous Renaissance figures; I decided to take them two-dimensionally and (because life is too short for Art History fascism - Sister Wendy would agree) be a little loose with the definition of Renaissance.
Not much narrative to go with this lot. I’m on a deadline for bouillabaisse by midday and I’m not sure I can trust myself to behave around Leda and her swan. We’re trying out the Typepad thumbnail gallery - one for each gender. I know I can trust you lot to let me know if it doesn’t work!
1. Mona Lisa - inscrutable but rootable?
2. Birth of Venus - she was in the Big Book of Seashells and as a child I worried she was going to fall over
3. Leda and the swan - the Correggio version. Be warned: googling Leda will take you to a world of soft porn bestiality that you may wish you hadn’t found.
1. Man. A little existential, perhaps, but I think you’ll rise to the challenge. Of course, my Older Man thing actually makes me lean more to the guy on the right... is that a sin?
2. Henry VIII. The Holbein full-length that shows off those shapely calves of which Hal was so proud.
3. Charles V. Look closely. Got it? Good.