Wednesday, July 10, 2024

About crabs

Was teaching a group of Hong Kong teens last week. They’d just visited the National Gallery and I asked them to identify the picture they enjoyed the most and explain why.

One girl picked Van Gogh’s Two Crabs. She described it well enough, with emphasis on the colours. But why did you like this one in particular, I asked.

She beamed. “They’re delicious!”


savannah said...

She wasn't wrong.

Roger Allen said...

Grub first, then aesthetics, as Brecht nearly said.