Hey you. Yeah, you. What are you doing this Sunday afternoon? You should totally stop by @themartinchicago because I’ll be selling some of my wardrobe, including some hand selected holiday themed pieces, with some wonderful fashionistas! Want more information? Check out The Martin’s Instagram page for more details!
Ship of fools ~ Hieronymus Bosch ~ 1490-1500 ~ Louvre, Paris. • • • • Feel like I've been captaining this ship all week, counting down the days until the weekend. Part of a tryptich of 3 panels. This incomplete section of the panel is now kept in the Louvre. The two other sections show an "Allegory of Gluttony" and "Death and the Miser". The image here shows ten people adrift in a boat, two others overboard. In the centre of the group is a nun playing a lute and a friar. To the left of the image, a woman appears to be about to hit a man who is dragging a flagon in the water. To the right of the picture another guy appears to be puking over the side. Above him, a man dressed as a fool, is drinking from a cup. One of the boatmen is using a huge ladle instead of an oar, the other has a flagon on the end of his oar. Dangling from the mast is a pancake which the main group may be wanting to eat. Climbing up the mast is another character who is about to carve some meat from a roasted bird strapped to the mast/tree. Sitting in the mast appears an owl, which in medieval times was a symbol of bad luck. Overall the painting is of a group of fools adrift in the sea of life, eating and drinking to excess. They are without morals and rudderless despite the church being on board. They all are lacking direction in life and oblivious to the men overboard. • • • • #art#hieronymusbosch#bosch#arte#artagram#artsagram#arthistory#history#medieval#middleages#fool#artista#artist#painting#beautiful#igdaily#instadaily#igart#instahistory#storia#artsy#renaissance#dibujo#instagram#instamood#instahistory#historical#kunst#histoire#louvre