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 Post subject: Let's Play Art Critic!
PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:49 pm 
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I'll start. What do you guys think of this painting by Michael Pacher?

Spoilered because it's big and my mom tells me it fills her with revulsion. I've been obsessed with this painting since I was a kid and found in one of my moms fine art encyclopedias.

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 Post subject: Re: Let's Play Art Critic!
PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 2:51 pm 
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Does that demon have a butt face?

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 Post subject: Re: Let's Play Art Critic!
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Yes!

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 4:18 pm 
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I love it! People in the background are just chilling while buttface demon holds a bible for the cardinal (pope?)

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Anything with eyes on it's asparagus is highly interesting! Thumbs up!

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Gotta love that demonly butt face and the chill (grossed out?) people in the back.

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I think it's St. Wolfgang, but some sources say it's St. Augustine.

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I thought it was a modern painter imitating an old-timer but this guy is from the 1400s! I'm wondering if that's a representation of a demon? It looks like such a modern-day depiction of an alien!

I guess the guy in the foreground's faith in whatever scripture he's all pontifical over is so unshakeable he's not even stirred to distraction by this futuristic walking, winged, man-sized cricket before him!

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 Post subject: Re: Let's Play Art Critic!
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I love it! Never seen a butt face in a painting!

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 3:13 am 
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seitanicverses wrote:
I thought it was a modern painter imitating an old-timer but this guy is from the 1400s! ...

I thought exactly the same thing, I was so surprised when I looked him up!

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It's St. Wolfgang and the Devil.

http://wtfarthistory.com/post/125569341 ... n-your-bum

I'm glad I'm not the only one fascinated by this pretty hideous painting. I bought a huge wall decal version and I'm going to use the painting as a memory palace to help me learn physics I need for a new teaching exam. My mom has threatened to stop changing my bed if I hang it up (with my back I can't reach to put the sheet on as dumb as that sounds)

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 Post subject: Re: Let's Play Art Critic!
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I went looking for that painting on google and happened upon that what the fizzle art history site. It's so great! I love all the fart-art. Haha!

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 12:11 pm 
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lavawitch wrote:

It was not until reading this link that I noticed the cricket's arms are holding the book for Wolfie.

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 Post subject: Re: Let's Play Art Critic!
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is it treading on an eggshell?

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 Post subject: Re: Let's Play Art Critic!
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The devil's head-face looks sad but his butt-face looks amused. Split personality?


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