The Kids

Hudson’s Art of the Day

Hudson is mildly obsessed with pieces of art from the show Little Einsteins (could be worse, eh?)
Occasionally, when we have the time we look them up online.

Here’s Hudson’s Art of the Day

unicorn in captivity

The Unicorn of Captivity  (yup, we Googled those too) is a part of seven hangings dated 1495–1505 featuring unicorns.  Woven with silk, wool and silver. According to the Metropolitan Museum of Art “…his confinement is a happy one, to which the ripe, seed-laden pomegranates in the tree—a medieval symbol of fertility and marriage—testify. The red stains on his flank do not appear to be blood, as there are no visible wounds like those in the hunting series; rather, they represent juice dripping from bursting pomegranates above.”
Apparently there is a little frog in  there too. Later today we’ll have to see if we can find it.

So, there is Hudson’s art history lesson for the day.  I learn quite a bit from him… and sometimes the lessons have nothing to do with parenting.

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