Dear Internet, welcome to the first installment of Sarcastic Art Review Fun Time. This blog arises out of two facts:
1) I like looking at art.
2) Art is often secretly ridiculous.
The goal here will be to take a painting or sculpture, and point out details that make it hilarious. Please note that I am no art historian, and very little factual content will feature here. For the most part, this will largely be a venue for pictures with brief captions. However, for this first entry I want to share one of my favorite works, for its sheer awesomeness.
here. It is actually quite difficult to limit the discussion of bizarreness in this painting, so we'll just look at some key points.
This building could easily have arisen from some 1960s sci-fi show. It appears to have had some alien spaceships crash-land into it, but there is a satellite dish at the top calling for help (granted, with the 16th century messaging technology of the Carrier Pigeons).
This appears to be an invading robot merman hoarde. They may come bearing tasty fruit, but IT'S A TRAP. Please also note the deer doing a handstand, and the nude man riding a centipede.
Let this serve as a lesson that the master painters are far from boring, and that LSD must have been invented in the 1500s. Thank you for reading this first installment; I will save Bosch's following painting depicting Hell for another time...