Friday, August 13, 2010

Dutch Republic paintings typically portray people wrapped in cocoons of black cloth and starched white collars, so it's nice to see a bunch of skinny-dipping kids defying convention and indulging in more timeless pursuits. That spaniel in the bow looks really apprehensive, probably because the boy standing is about to pee on him.

Nicholas Maes: Children Bathing, 1683.


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