2 September, 2018

White Art

Posted by Socrates in art, Socrates, White art/architecture, White beauty at 5:21 pm | Permanent Link

“Farm at Laken” by Peter Paul Rubens, circa 1617.

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  7. 4 Responses to “White Art”

    1. J├╝rgen Says:


      Everything great about White culture in this painting.

    2. Thom McQueen Says:

      What’s with the midget dude in the back, with the two tiny horses? A farmer from Fairyland?

    3. Stronza Says:

      @Thom. Maybe it was Rubens’ way of showing distance (over & above dark colors)? In old paintings, perspective is not perfectly drawn.

      Or maybe those really are little horses and a dwarf tending them.

    4. Antagonistes Says:

      Stronza and Thom: I vote for fairies.

      The Faery Faith was very prevalent in Europe during the time of Rubens.

      A certain sort of Faery, the Brownie, would help with the chores. If you look closely, you can see that the little man in indeed brown.

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