Elementary, My Dear Watson

January 4, 2011 § Leave a comment

Too bad that’s not an actual line from the Sherlock Holmes series, ’cause that’d be kiiinda awesome. Regardless, I’m pretty sure this painting “Watson and the Shark” by John Singleton Copley might be in my top 20 favorite paintings. The symbolism of it all is just awesome, for example this painting’s setup references both “Jonah Thrown Into the Sea” and “Miraculous Draught of Fishes” by Rubens bringing in Christian references as well as art history.

 

also, I just really love sharks.

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