Mar 29, 2011

Magpie Tales#59

Much mystery surrounds La Gioconda and her Enigmatic Smile. The indefatigable Willow invites us to speculate . . .
Art critics have long argued about That Smile, The Half Length Sitting Portrait, and the Curious Landscape Beyond . . .


"Shall I tell him his fly's undone?
No! That would really spoil the fun.
While he fiddles with his brushes
I'll just keep shtumm and spare his blushes!"

"I wonder where this sitting's going?
M'lady's little knees are showing.
I'd better paint her all demure
so hubby thinks she's Mona pure!"

The country scene stretched far and wide
with ricks and barns wherein to hide.
That's why the portrait's done outdoors . . 
(Bluddi hard, those castle floors . . . )


32 comments:

  1. Such a fun one, that was definitely the reason for the half-smile.

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  2. Heehee, yup that would do it!

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  3. By the look in her eye it was more than just that.

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  4. Short, sweet and uh..to the point. Very clever...and very funny! Vb

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  5. Jane Healy... TOO funny. I'm afraid you have been upstaged again, Dr. FTSE. LOL, I will NEVER be able to view the Mona Lisa in the same light agian. Thanks for the laugh.

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  6. She's obviously hoping for more...I will never be able to look at her agian without thinking that it might be a 'come hither' look she's wearing.

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  7. Clever, clever man art thou!

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  8. It's more you want, ladies, is it? I accept the challenge! I'm away to post Mona Mk.II.

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  9. I have a feeling you're right about all of it..thanks!!

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  10. ..wow. Amazing what a little prodding will do! LOL.

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  11. This is so good, a real fun fun. I enjoyed it!

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  12. I see, like the fictionalized Da Vinci here, that you have covered all the bases. And uncovered all the knees.

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  13. Ms Margaret - Prodding sounds like a dangerous pastime to me! LOL

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  14. I usually try not to read any Magpies before I write my own, but I was bored & went ahead & read this. I'm going to have to fight quite an interesting "slant," between your poem & Brigid's :)

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  15. oh hahah too clever! so very funny!

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  16. I am cracking up with this one! Very fun :)

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  17. Fun, sly take on Lisa. Still chuckling.

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  18. This one made me giggle. Thanks.

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  19. I think that counts as genius level!

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  20. haha! My chuckle for the morning... and inspired further silly conjectures in my head!

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  21. that was a funny magpie! and is that a guy from the benny hill show up left? my boys and i love benny hill and get old videos from our library to bring home to watch...
    good to meet you doctor! i am a fan of silliness!

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  22. Vicki. . . it's Graham Chapman from the "Monty Python's Flying Circus" team.

    Thanks everyone for your generous comments.

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  23. A welcome change from the UPT's (Usual Ponderous Takes) Thank you, Doctor.

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  24. Spot the lady with the AT (Acid Tongue) . . !
    Deborah . . I've always thought of it as the most "come hither" smile that has ever been painted, or could be. But maybe that's because I'm just a DOM.

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  25. I love your take on life and art! "Mona pure" just cracked me up.

    I believe you have changed your blog header since my last visit. Never a dull moment around here.

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  26. Come hither smile?? Really? Must try that some time!

    This is soooooo funny!

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  27. Keep 'shtumm', must use this word somehow, and I did laugh

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