Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Hunkules and Derperus

I'd assume Estonian painter Johann Köler wanted to direct the viewer's eye towards Hercules' junk, obscured by the gravity-defying lion hide swooping in for a mid-air grope. My eyes, however fixate on Cerberus, who is depicted being dragged out of Hades as part of the twelfth labor of Hercules. "Which head?" you ask. Easy. It's not the sad head. It's not the angry head. It's the head closest to Hercules — the derpy head.

He's all "Hey, buddy. Wha-what's goin' on, huh? I was-a just, just nappin' here, buddy. Durrr."

Making fun of the visual arts, previously:

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