holmertz (36453) 2014-07-22 10:47:23The last part of the Palace of the Supreme Court ends by the lawn in front of the Krasiński Palace. On this lawn are five brightly coloured winged horses created by the artists Beata Konarska and Paweł Konarski. The palace, like so much else in Warsaw, was heavily damaged during WW2 and rebuilt later.
holmertz (36453) 2014-07-22 10:41:19The Palace of the Supreme Court is shaped like an "L". This is from where the lower part of the L crosses the street like a triumphal arch. The glass panes are filled with silhouettes of birds of prey to scare real birds away so they won't kill themselves by flying straight into the glass.
emka (72306) 2014-07-22 01:48:35The Madonna with the Christ Child and Saint John the Baptist is a 1506 painting by Raphael, now held in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. It is also known as Madonna del prato (Madonna of the Meadow) or Madonna del Belvedere (after its long residence in the imperial collection in the Vienna Belvedere).
The three figures in a calm green meadow are linked by looks and touching hands. The Virgin Mary is shown in a contrapposto pose, wearing a gold-bordered blue mantle set against a red dress and with her right leg lying along a diagonal. The blue symbolizes the church and the red Christ's death, with the Madonna the uniting of Mother Church with Christ's sacrifice. With her eyes fixed on Christ, her head is turned to the left and slightly inclined, and in her hands she holds up Christ, as he leans forward unsteadily to touch the miniature cross held by John. The poppy refers to Christ's passion, death and resurrection.
emka (72306) 2014-07-22 01:32:04The Peasant Wedding is a 1567 painting by the Flemish Renaissance painter and printmaker Pieter Bruegel the Elder, one of his many depicting peasant life.The bride is under the canopy. According to contemporary custom, the groom is not seated at the table but may be the man pouring out beer. Two pipers play the pijpzak, and an unbreeched boy in the foreground licks a plate.
The feast is in a barn in the spring time; two ears of corn with a rake remind us of the work that harvesting involves, and the hard life peasants have. The plates are carried on a door off its hinges. The main food was bread, porridge and soup.
The waiter in red jacket has three legs?