Saturday, June 02, 2018

Banal Blogathon 2

Wall art. What's all that about?

Of course we know what it is all about. There has been a trend of decorating the walls of ones house throughout the ages. The Romans had their murals, later we had wall hangings and tapestries. By the 16th and 17th centuries paintings were the big thing. Now for some reason we have decided to adorn our walls with bits of twisted metal.

This photo shows two panel that adorn our lounge wall. I have no idea what they are meant to represent. Are they planets? Perhaps they are the bubbles in a glass of our local tipple Blanquette de Limoux. Perhaps they aren't anything but discs for discs sake.

An Old Master can set you back millions, tapestries many thousands but I suspect, even in a couple of hundred years, people won't be queuing up in Antiques Roadshow 2218 with a rare piece of wall art. Assuming there is any left that hasn't rusted away.


Brennig said...

Old master? I used to have an old mistress. Well, middle-aged. I could have hung her on the wall, but that's a different story.

Masher said...

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, Dave, so as long as you like it, it's fine.

You DO like it, don't you?

Toffeeapple said...

That is - um - erm - ahem - different. Still I suppose you could use some of them as woks?