Friday, November 20, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
I've recently become intrigued with food in an historical context. Therefore, I'd like to explore why there is so much food in art. Is the food on display something the artist actually ate, or does it represent something else? What did the food actually taste like? How was a meal composed? By whom? The picture above is by dutch artist Pieter Claesz (1597-1660), around 1642. The meal consists of bread, a herring and a glass of wine. The wineglass is very prominently displayed, the fish is on a pewter plate, and there's also a stoneware jug in the background. Is this a display of wealth, or is it just a meal?
(I also wonder if that really is a herring. Looks like a european perch (Perca fluviatilis) to me...
Posted by Jepi at 00:40
Friday, November 13, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Saturday, November 07, 2009
I've loved Clark's Desert Boots, ever since I lived in Sydney and went to Asquith Boys' High School, back in the mid '70's.
Since they're made out of suede leather, all you need is a stiff brush and a bit of determination of a sunday morning, to bring them back to new. If you haven't impregnated them with ScotchGuard or some other aerosol-based leather waterproofing, stuff them full of loose balls of yesterday's paper and you'll be dandy the very next day.
Anyhoo, I found these babies in a shop called Lester, on Södra Larmgatan in Göteborg. They will be my next indulgence.
Posted by Jepi at 16:06