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Georges de la Tour–sort of

October 1, 2007

This Renaissance photograph is my entry in Mochimochi Land’s photo contest.  She designed Bob (he’s the blue guy) and several other adorable animals, and she’s offering a prize for the best photo of one of her patterns.  Other people seem to be leaning toward the cute, rather than the allusive.

I’m quite certain my artless homage to Georges de la Tour’s “The Repentant Magdalen” is not quite what she had in mind.  But I like the use of unravelled yarn instead of the skull, the hand of fate and the cherub’s face visible in the mirror–more reminiscent of Bronzino’s “Allegory of Venus, Cupid, Time, and Folly,” perhaps.  Win or lose, it’s still a great photo, as composed by me, photographed by Joan, and starring Tuxedo Boy as the curious seraph. 

I’m thinking I’m sort of the Mark Tansey of the softie world . . .

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Tanner permalink
    October 3, 2007 4:52 am

    Is there no end to your creativity?

  2. October 11, 2007 3:28 am

    Very cute. So is the boy. 🙂

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