Monday, May 11, 2009

Medieval Image of the Day

One might never have known, but these women were early SOAR attendees... in this image the two women are discussing how one should dress the distaff... with or without a ribbon... Most people know this image to be a detail from Pieter Bruegal The Younger, 'Proverbs', 1638. If you get a chance to examine this painting in detail please notice that the man just below the two women is engaged in sheep shearing. This is not visible in this detail, but it is if you scrutinize the entire painting then it can be seen.

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