Thursday, April 19, 2007

Still Life with Champagne

I've wanted to post this for a while, but I was having trouble uploading photos from my Picasa account to Blogger (there is a long, boring, technical explanation - suffice to say that it kept me from blogging as much as I might have normally. Which maybe is a good thing).

Anyway, this photo reminds me of one of those 18th century (?) Spanish still lifes. Or something I've seen before, in a dark corner of a museum where even the guards don't bother going.

(By the way, is the plural of still life still lifes or still lives? Either way sounds wrong, but I prefer lifes. You would think I would know this by now, jeez! But what I don't know about art could fill several blogs...)
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Blogger Mama Dya Englert said...

I agree with you, 'still lifes' does sound better, and it's gramatically correct. I'm glad I could put my newly-purchased grammar books to use.

They are kept in the quietest place in the apartment, in the "toilettes", as they say in Paris. Now why it's plural, no French person can explain, though in Belgium it's "toilette"...just one. Seems like that's all one needs to do ones business.

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