Medieval Beast Banter: An Unorthodox Approach To Art History.

Medieval Beast Banter: An Unorthodox Approach To Art History.

Above Photo: This boar thought he had it under control but he did not.

Someone recently sent me an article called “44 Medieval Beasts That Cannot Even Handle It Right Now” by Tom Phillips on the website www.buzzfeed.com.

I thought it was excellent: the depth of research to find the 44 mythical, beautifully drawn animals in medieval illuminated manuscripts, which are depicted in the article, is alone an impressive feat. And then to write such amusingly witless prose, masquerading as art criticism about them is a stroke of genius.

This hedgehog SIMPLY CAN’T with the mole flying above it.

This hedgehog SIMPLY CAN’T with the mole flying above it.

For an explanation, full article and photos here: http://www.bombedoutpunk.com/guest-posts/medieval-beast-banter-an-unorthodox-approach-to-art-history/

  

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