Paris — I’m traveling today, so there may be fewer posts than usual but I couldn’t resist sharing one of the games I love to play in museums. I choose a theme, topic, color or some other attribute and walk through finding it in the collection.
Yesterday, I traveled to the Louvre and decided to focus (among other things) on men wearing yellow in the historic European paintings. I noticed there was an abundance of soldiers in golden (that’s yellow, right?) armor and to a representation of a yellow-clad Judas at the Last Supper. If there seemed to be a number of men in yellow in the Renaissance, their ranks were very much diminished by the 19th C. when men relegated to earth tones and browns of all sorts. Only the clergy seemed to have retained the shock of yellow in their wardrobe. Enjoy.
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I usually do the same thing with prostitutes and monstrous women in MoMA’s collection.
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