Nov 20, 2009

High-brow? Moi?

Thanks for all the suggestions yesterday. I'll put them all in the "figure it out" machine and see what pops out over the weekend.

In the meantime, French painter Joseph Ducreux may be dead for these long 200 years. But the brother was a pimp, as evidenced by one of his self-portraits.



He's got it all.  The pimp hat, pimp cane, the attitude, the clothes...Ducreux was styling.  And he is the newest darling of the Internet Meme scene. 



Go check out a whole gallery of LolDucs here, if it is in thine will.
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Note: Remember to play the Bug-Eyed Trivia Challenge every day. What I would give for a hat like that...

10 comments:

Jimmy Bastard said...

Hey presto... your new persona. Like a monster from the fog.... it lives!

B.E. Earl said...

Jimmy - Old Joe Ducreux would be a fine new persona, but I fear this meme could get big.

Hilly said...

You had me at "Slim Shady". ;)

sybil law said...

That is hysterical!

2abes said...

finger on the pulse of pop culture...or something

Slyde said...

that actually made me laugh..

Mrs. Holly Hall said...

good stuff!

B.E. Earl said...

Hilly - "Please stand up"

Sybil - Whomever "re-discovered" this painting is a genius.

2abes - wanna pull my finger?

Slyde - wonders will never cease.

Holly - indeed! ;)

white rabbit said...

The man is plainly fit to be tied - see his earlier self-portrait on Wikipedia. By the way would you have married Marie-Antoinette on the basis of his portrait of her? I'm thinking about that one...

B.E. Earl said...

Wabbit - His self-portraits were whimsical, to say the very least. What's amazing about that portrait of MA is that she was only 14 or 15 at the time it was painted. She looks sooo much older. And if you go to her Wiki page you will see that she looks like an old lady in just about all of her portraits even though she she died at the relatively young age of 38. All of kids of royalty were fucked up by their parents fucking their first cousins and the like.