Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Nerd Alert: why i love art history

Venus and Mars, Sandro Botticelli via

I love all the mysteries of art that will never be sorted out, but rather debated for many years to come. I am especially loving this story from NPR that the husband just called my attention to. Apparently, scholar David Bellingham believes that he has spotted datura stramonium in Boticelli's Venus and Mars. Datura stramonium apparently causes lsd-like symptoms...in otherwords, its possible that the figures in this work are stoned....what do you think?


Beth said...

How funny! That could very well be! I love art history too!

Kristin said...

Now that's something to think about!

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