Monday, December 13, 2010

Tony Kaulins looks at Kenneth Clark's Civilisation


Tony's Dad is currently reading the companion volume -- that be a book -- for the monumental television series Civilisation. The particular volume, Dad is reading, contains many photographs of famous paintings, architecture, and sculpture. Dad has been reading the volume in bed next to a Tony who has been looking at his own picture book full of pictures of vehicles: transportation and recreational and construction...


Tony has occasionally looked at the pictures in the Civilisation book, and he seems to be transfixed by some of the work of arts. There was a photo of a painting by Rubens of Jesus with sinners that Tony looked at for fifteen seconds before deciding to point right at the Jesus figure. As well, Tony has seemed to find the old architecture fascinating.