17 thoughts on “Crusie Guide to Art 10

  1. Thank you for the link to Brian O’Neill, I hadn’t seen that sketch before and it made me laugh and wince at the underlying truth of it at the same time.

  2. One of the first Monty Python bits I committed to memory. Reading through the transcript, I can still hear them.

  3. That girl at the left has already earned her breastfeeding badge and her middle-school makeup application badge, though. Don’t know that she has a leg to stand on…

  4. Being the nerd I am, I though Ophelia too, but that’s Millais. Sheesh. Does one age out of nerd?

    1. Well, I haven’t, but now I wear the term proudly. Also “wonk.” “Geek” I refuse.

    2. I also thought Ophelia at first glance, but since I will turn 70 later this month, I am doubtful about any of us aging out of “nerd”, sorry, I don’t think it is possible to lose the nerd title. Taf

  5. How could it be Ophelia? You can’t drown yourself in a boat. You need to get into the water for that.

      1. She isn’t ? So what is that black boat-shaped thing with the red heart attached to it that she’s lying in?

        To quote Tennyson:

        Down she came and found a boat
        Beneath a willow left afloat,
        And around about the prow she wrote
        The Lady of Shalott.
        And at the closing of the day
        She loosed the chain, and down she lay;
        The broad stream bore her far away,
        The Lady of Shalott.
        For ere she reach’d upon the tide
        The first house by the water-side,
        Singing in her song she died,
        The Lady of Shalott.

  6. The poor models, some of them actually had to lie in water, poor Elizabeth Siddall nearly died from cold/pneumonia portraying Ophelia, the artist Millais didn’t notice the lamps keeping the water warm had gone out. Her father had to force the artist to pay her medical bills

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