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The joy of knowing about the bloody take down of Holofernes cannot be underestimated:
http://magazine.good.is/articles/pasta-jar-accidentally-highlights-the-importance-of-art-history-knowledge

Oh, and I take joy in a note from the post:
Lately art history majors have become something of a pop culture punching bag. Not only has the phrase become short-hand for “unemployable in today’s economy," they’ve also been ridiculed by the President of the United States on national television.
2 things: "Lately art history majors have become something of a pop culture punching bag"? Lately? Makes me feel culturally alert.

Oh, but then there's this: the President of the US made fun of us? blppt. Although maybe I can torment my dad with that. Wouldn't that be funny!

Date: 2015-04-24 02:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] low-delta.livejournal.com
“that unfortunate painting selection could’ve been avoided if they’d just hired an art history major.”

This assumes the label designer didn't see the rest of the painting. My guess is that they did see it, and just assumed most people were unfamiliar with it. Or maybe they did know, and thought it would be funny to put one over on the sauce boss. But I would assume they went though a bunch of paintings, and cropped out the head-shots, rather than used the already cropped head-shots as the source.

My issue is that the look on her face isn't pleasant enough to feature on the front of your product. Before I knew what she was doing, I thought she looked rather unpleasant. Btw, I'm familiar enough with art that I've seen the Lady and her ermine in person, but I don't recall seeing this painting before.

It's Art History!

Date: 2015-04-27 02:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] likethebeer.livejournal.com
I bet you're right on how that image was chosen. I don't know how I ever would have ever seen the Holofernes painting if I hadn't studied AH.

Date: 2015-04-24 02:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dyvan.livejournal.com


so exactly what is in that pasta.......

Date: 2015-04-24 05:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] low-delta.livejournal.com
When I saw her face and the title of the article, I expected to learn that she was feeding somebody poison mushrooms.

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