Wealthy landowner weds gleaning lady
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Well I like this - it is indeed a truly neat Neat-O. Have 5*.
And some culture:
Thank you, Titus, for the whole row of stars and for the lovely coloured picture.
The group of two haystacks and a cart in the left upper corner echoes the bending figures and suggests a straightforward analogy: both carry and provide food. This mirroring articulates the relationship between the inanimate heaps and the gleaners as symbiotic and inevitable — but it can also transpire as reductionist and demeaning. While the artist clearly aims to underscore the human dignity of his models, the ambiguity of the comparison lingers as a potential socio-economic expose. Not a lot of people know that.
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