Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Art postcard, vol. 1: Ecole De Fontainebleau

As evidenced by my scarcity online this week, I am doing major housecleaning. In doing so, I have unearthed my father's collection of vintage "art" postcards, sent mostly to him by his father.


Per the back of the following entry, which is otherwise blank, this one is titled "Ecole De Fontainebleau" by Anonymous and is apparently displayed at the Louvre. As I recall, it was also duly displayed on our avocado green refrigerator for several months when I was a teen.

Enjoy.

22 comments:

swine said...

Madame Lefty is telling us that we're all assholes. (And there is your free travel tip: when in Europe, the "A-OK" sign is thumbs up, not the thumb-and-forefinger routine)

Anonymous said...

Porn is porn.

swine said...

Their Kramer hairstyles are so hott

Bill said...

didn't know guys could get homone therapy back then. the beginning of the transgender movement.

Erin O'Brien said...

Dear Anon,

Thank you for that important and insightful observation. You might consider sharing your profound thoughts on this piece with the curators at the Louvre.

philbilly said...

Tweak is tweak.

Kev D. said...

Is the woman in the back bowing her head in sadness because she feels excluded?

I wonder.

Norrin2 said...

Ohh, don't stop. More postcards please.

alphadog said...

Anonymous,
You're a bit of an ass.
Ecole de Fontainebleau was a legitimate,albeit minor, period/style of art in 16th century France.
One can't dismiss history simply because one's offended by it.

Liam said...

This unusual left-handed piece is called "Gabrielle d'Estrées et une de ses soeurs" You could read about it on wikipedia...the fireplace is symbolic of WHAT?
Anyway, that is quite a bathtub.

Once Known as The Badger said...

Anonymous - you will burn in eternity. It is ordained. I have spoken.

philbilly said...

Speakin of nice racks, I just saw the scandalous video of Katy Perry and Elmo. Hilarious. Were I Elmo, I would bury my fuzzy lil haid in those mammmy's and giggle like a maniac. They are spectacular, totally real, a feel and a meal all in one deal. I'm starting to like Katy and her poppy little songs, she's like Betty Boop and Joan Blondell come back to life.

Utterly bizarre that a culture that routinely sexualizes children for profit chokes on a video of a puppet playing tag with a pop star.

Erin O'Brien said...

Did someone say Joan Blondell?

I dig that chick. After all, her and I have something in common.

Bill said...

Erin: Yes you do!

alphadog: Do I detect a little snobbery?

alphadog said...

Only if snobbery is synonymous with intolerant of ignorance.

Bill said...

I certainly wouldn't consider that picture (2 masuline guys or 2 effemminate men) porn but I'll bet it was considered a crappy picture back then and it's still a crappy picture. Probably a joke by the artist. I just looked through my book by Sister Wendy Beckett, The Story of Painting, and couldn't find this pic or reference to it. Sister Wendy is a pretty cool Nun. Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with nipple tweaking. I guess Anon doesn't really care if you tolerate him or not. No harm, no foul.

Bill said...

girls, not guys

Erin O'Brien said...

JESUS CHRIST AWMIGHTY

I post a silly boob pic and everyone still has to act like a bunch of blow hards. Pass the vodka, please.

Wayne said...

I liked your boob pic Erin

Bill said...

in my case it's pent up right wing anger.

Mrs. C said...

OH Hahahahahah! Damn--It's like Aristophanes' LYSISTRATA; guys are soooo unimaginative about how we women ARE when we are alone together. Yeah, right--no eye contact, just the reach out and "Honk!Honk!" Cracks me all the fuck up!

Yes, more postcards please!

Anonymous said...

This is not porn--this is how they find a new radio station in Europe. And ironically, my word verification word just now is "poustype" (say it aloud)