Thursday, 21 April 2011

Carpaccio's Lion of St. Mark

Ticking the checkboxes of what makes a lion, today’s entry is really not that bad:

The Lion of St. Mark, 1516

The ears are cat-ears, the mane is fine, the paws are good, the tail is totally normal…and yet.

The face will haunt my nightmares for years to come. I really don’t know what it is—it’s got a kitty snout and a kitty mouth and its EYES ARE STARING INTO MY SOUL.

Even worse: they don’t like what they see.

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