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Tea With Innocent X
24-APR-1856 Pétain

Tea With Innocent X

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Eldar Kadymov24-Feb-2009 18:22
Amigo, aside of all wonderful assumptions you came up with, there is another important thing about similarities between these 2 fellas, they both had mistresses, LOL ! You can see a laced underwear hanging just above the painting on Innocent's left, which makes quite a strong statement about his papal's inclines. As for British inspired interior, yes - you hit the bullseye, it is indeed British tea room. You see, amigo, that pope was wine drinker for the most part, yet he was expected to pretend that his drinks were rather more innocent as his name suggested. So, he picked up the tea as a cover up drink...
Michael Weinberg24-Feb-2009 07:03
Hello o most evil one. As Frank has previously noted you have done quite a brilliant job placing the image from the famous 1650 Valezquez portrait of Innocent, and placing it, in correct perspective into this wide angle interior composition. Interesting that the scene seems so British with that distinctly British looking tea service, complete with sugar and cream server and service for four. But, Innocent certainly does indeed look sinister... but what was his connection to General Pétain? Perhaps it is what they had in common? Perhaps it is the fact that both were dictators without real power and both had a connection to France without being a power in France? My guess is that somehow it was ordained in 1666, just after the death of Innocent, that Innocent would be reincarnated into the body of Pétain, to carry on that powerless, meddling tradition. What can one expect from a tea drinking, dress wearing, yarmulka donning pope who does not have any idea as to whom to give the note in his hand. Oy. Michael.
FrankB24-Feb-2009 04:11
masterful pp to seamlessly integrate the famous Velasquez painting....very sinister looking..V