Sunday, June 29, 2008

Caveat to Sun Worshippers


Daedalus and Icarus/ Rubens




The Fall of Icarus/ Brueghel




The Lament of Icarus/ Draper

5 comments:

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I promise to remember the sunscreen! Thanks for the reminder!

Kate G. said...

After Moh's surgery for skin cancer in 2004, I became a convert to high SPF sunscreens and hats with broad brims. How clever of you to use the tale of Icarus to make the point!

Françoise said...

Actually, the two candidates were the ones I had in mind. But if it reminds others that the sun is a mixed blessing, so much the better!

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A Brush with Color said...

Oh, man--I love the Icarus/Daedalus story, and the Brueggel painting that Auden wrote of in "Musee des Beaux Arts" is a favorite of mine...beautiful! Great post with a moving message!