Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Up to the Rooftop

Ah, come my friend, up to the rooftop, where we may take a load off our feet, fill our pipes with bitter-sweet opium and dream of what is and what might've been.

Jean Lecomte du Nouÿ — Dream of a Eunuch — 1874

As a eunuch, that putto with the knife has great significance.

3 comments:

ToB said...

That's what I like about the 1870s, high on metaphor, low on subtlety.

E.G.Palmer said...

Hey, Thom, Golden Age Comic Book Stories is gone. Any idea what's up with Mr Door Tree?

E.G.Palmer said...

Well, now it's back. Never mind.