alles soep

door Jan Willem van Welzenis


de Kooning
Aaron Curry


Cy Twombly

these exhibition posters are quite fantastic

zozo. dit is erg mooi

by Eva Hild
Jongen van Kritios
Nicolaes Eliasz Pickenoy

Hilary White, WE BEGAN

Aquamanile in the Form of Aristotle and Phyllis [unknown artist], late 14th/early 15th century, Netherlands, bronze, 32.5 x 17.9 x 39.3 cm, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
An aquamanile is a type of vessel used for pouring water onto the hands before a meal - or before Mass in a religious context. I’m not totally sure where exactly the water flows from, but I’m guessing it has something to do with Aristotle’s head or neck. Phyllis, the daughter of a Thracian king in Greek mythology, is perched on the back of the philosopher. The story goes that Aristotle wanted to prove to young men that a seductive woman will even work her magic on the elderly. Here, he is shown in a humiliating pose that would have been highly amusing to guests observing the object at a dinner table.

Study after Velazquez Portrait of Pope Innocent X, 1953
Francis Bacon, Oil on canvas