Originally posted by karen61560
reply to post by InnerPeace2012
Not to what? Have one? Could be my level of tech savvy too LOL.
Originally posted by kosmicjack
reply to post by Cherryontop
Judging a person does not define who they are. It defines who you are.
Originally posted by NorEaster
Mine is a painting of a very famous Polish court jester named Stańczyk (1480–1560)
According to the only source I can find - en.wikipedia.org... - this jester had a tremendous impact on Polish culture, since the court jesters of the day were the only people allowed to engage in political and social commentary in front of the king.
In this specific painting, he is depicted as the only person at a royal ball who is troubled by the news that the Russians have captured Smolensk. This event happened in 1514. Obviously an ironic statement, made by the artist.
I just like the jester's expression. Just exasperation and literal disgust. Also, the fact that he's in a clown suit while being the only serious thinking person in the whole court at this moment. I feel very much in sync with this character. There's just something about him that I identify with.edit on 2/12/2013 by NorEaster because: (no reason given)