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Big Girls in Art: Pieter Brueghel the Younger | Manolo for the Big Girl

Big Girls in Art: Pieter Brueghel the Younger

Here we have the action-packed painting, Wedding Dance in a Barn, by the 16th-century Flemish-cum-Belgian painter, Pieter Brueghel:

Notice the Big Girl in the red skirt (foreground) kicking up her heels with the appreciative man! Notice the Big Girl in the blue apron (foreground) who has stopped dancing and is looking at her partner as if to say “What the hell kind of new step is THAT?!?” Notice the woman on the right, with her back to us, enjoying a cuddle, and the man in the center of the painting who seems to be quite inappropriately groping the Big Girl IN THE MIDDLE OF A WEDDING DANCE. And the couple in the back who should really find a room.

Weddings were more fun in 16th-century Antwerp.

(Hat tip: Fabrisse)

2 Responses to “Big Girls in Art: Pieter Brueghel the Younger”

  1. Twistie October 29, 2008 at 12:55 pm #

    I’ve been to a couple wedding like this (well, perhaps with 20% or so less situationally inappropriate groping) in 20th and 21st century California.

    Yes, they were a great deal of fun. A good party is always fun, whether a wedding is involved or not.

  2. Fabrisse October 30, 2008 at 12:48 am #

    I got a hat tip. *G*