I took an important painting that has been around for a while and reworked a postcard of it and sent it to a friend for his comments. This is what I got back. Please feel free to do the same as he, comment on what you see in the picture.
Please, freely, Please.
On Sat, Jul 31, 2010 at 8:42 PM, I wrote:
Like I mentioned
What do you think? Describe your thoughts upon seeing this.
Ok, you asked for my thoughts AS I VIEWED IT. I studied it from left to right (don't know why, except I was always taught to go from left to right...to have my light from left...write from the left, shit like that. This is of course bullshit to a left-handed person (My grandmother for example). Anyway, first thing I notice which is something I have never noticed before is Peter is about to pull down Mary's blouse. This clears up many things which occur over the next 2,000 plus years. Mary rejects him...she is the final straw, in a long line of straws...he turns to little boys, who don't know the damned difference...and Peter passes it on, down the damned line.
Next, I noticed that the wine jugs have been removed from the table...local ordnance, perhaps? We can't serve you more...you are too God damned drunk. They would have demanded their car keys, but.
Then I see that Mark is gesturing to someone stage right, to come on in. The little Rascals? The pole dancers? The centurions? Did we accuse the wrong person for treachery? Quite mysterious.
Moving on to the right...I noticed ANOTHER woman. Has to be a woman, because she/her/it has no beard! WTF? Another woman in the equation. Is this another virgin? Is this a paternity lawsuit in the making? After all, we only have Jesus’ word regards what actually happened out there in the desert. Know what I mean? I also noted that she/he/it seems to be reaching for her right teat, as if preparing to nurse...or, offer it to...Peter? We can only surmise...and accept the obvious by faith. Anyway, I'm of the opinion that the mystery woman is...Salome...which rhymes with Stallone, the Italian pony. It is also worthy of note that if you take out the "o" and "e" in Salome, and add "a" and "i"...you have salami...which is what she was probably ordering up.
Finally we have the fink of all finks...Judas Escargot (yes, yes, I know...he too has no beard...but he was confused as to his sexuality...and in those days, you didn't just go to Sweden and get it whacked off, or stuffed up your whatever that part is. I am of the opinion that this was the real issue between Judas and Jesus). Anyway, at first glance it appears that ol' JE is talking to...Death. But on closer examination, it can be seen that he is actually talking to the pizza guy in the wings, telling him to hurry the fuck up, as he is tired of the watered down wine of my body, and bread of my brains...and bring on the frucking anchovies.
One other note - have you ever noticed that the only empty plate is...the plate of...Jesus? What does this signify?
Lastly, I would definitely agree that your motto arch-flying above all these clowns is a truism...with an additional phrase...clears throat:
A WORK OF ART IS THE RESULT OF A UNIQUE TEMPERAMENT...AND A WINE SOGGED EVENING ENDING IN DEBAUCHERY...IDEALLY.
And in closing I would say, go with it...it is a damned sight better than some bullshit post about getting old and shit like that there.
Hope this doesn't piss you off to terribly much.
PS...I do like the graphic.