Siegfried Shrink wrote:That's fine. There are a limited number of times I can debate is truth beauty and or is beauty truth, knee deep in cherubs and distractingly flashed at by hand-maidens.
After a while one can only conclude that all flesh is grass, and either get the mower out or start a vegetable patch instead. Nowadays the winter squash is more of a pumpkin that 15 nudes in a hot tub.
You're preaching to the choir, brother. And as for those cherubs, I personally find them annoying and potentially dangerous. Imagine someone showing up at the wrong time, say a human sacrifice, and seeing the cherubs flying around fat and naked, get the wrong idea? You might laugh, but it could happen, and THEN how could Satanists get their reputation back?
BTW, the person who is really Deep Knight read a friend's college thesis on symbolism in Baroque paintings, and in a surprising move actually learned somethin'. Anyway, you might note that the lower painting had a woman on the right holding a shallow drinking cup (grail). It's bottom shows a reflection that's fuzzy and indistinct. This symbolizes that the woman is about to loose her virginity (many symbols were used as sort of a code and source of magic power: a broken mirror meant she had lost it, holding one up with her hand meant she was about to), and a sophisticated viewer at the time it was painted would have regarded this as the most salacious part of the scene. Woo woo woo!!!