Sunday, January 19, 2014

Chicken's Wedding

Click for LARGER view (That now works!)
(Click the magnifying glass on the larger view in the lower right to zoom in on the details.)
Chicken's Wedding is the actual title of this piece. With monkeys. Which look kind of lizardish. (Sorry ancient artist. Quite possibly he'd never seen a monkey and was only copying other artists' monkey drawings (who were copying ... etc.))

It's a singerie, which Wikipedia tells me is "Monkey Trick", a picture depicting monkeys aping (ha!) human behavior. There's a human head on the front of the wagon drawn by leopard lion dogs which are either giant or the horses and elephants are tiny. The more you study it, the weirder it gets.

(Singerie: The Chicken's Wedding at the National Tile Museum in Lisbon.)

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