Friday, September 9, 2016

bathroom fittings and bathsheba ... seeing one led to a curiosity about the other ...

















these were in the top of a cabinet and i stood on tiptoe with arms aloft to photograph them ...

on the way home i began to wonder about the tale of  bathsheba ... and all the silly pictures her story provoked

the story itself ... i read a few chapters from a modern translation but lost interest, or rather lost patience ... on the face of it, its the usual tribal propaganda you get in most ancient myths













































































































































































































































































































i was shocked ... then delighted ... to encounter this picture in the national portrait gallery


















https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0L2aUSSfO38

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TyzAAwJnIw

http://www.npg.org.uk/whatson/eggleston/exhibition.php