Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Still Life with Oysters


My family and I recently visited the Gauguin exhibit at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth. This painting became a favorite as we asked each other - "What do you notice?"

My husband the cook saw the knife and tablecloth were clean and dry, yet the lemon was split in two. My daughter immediately noted the dead bird on an otherwise pleasant table. The oysters lack a good horseradish sauce, and an apple (not displayed in this pic) is smaller than the lemons.

My son's comment: Gauguin painted the fold wrinkles in the table cloth.

Ha! It goes to show you - it pays not to iron. Consider it fine art, and move on.

2 Comments:

Blogger Kern said...

One of the most interesting paintings was "Woman Sewing in The Nude". Who sews in the nude? Talk about a real safety hazard. That's like frying bacon in the nude. What if you droppped a needle and couldn't find it? No sudden moves!

8:25 AM  
Blogger Britta Coleman said...

Excellent point. Get it? Point?

1:45 PM  

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