The Right Kind Of Headgear Posted on Wednesday, 12 November, 2008 by Frank Key Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Jan Van Eyck, Man In A Red Turban, 1433
If this is a self-portrait, as is often suggested, it must have taken a herculean effort to paint whilst keeping still enough for said headgear to remain in its carefully arranged place. Do you think it might, in Yasser Arafat style, be intended to represent a georgraphical location? (or, now I look at it closely, perhaps an animal of some sort?)
Incidentally, what would you consider the Wrong Kind of Headgear? I think this could be a contender: http://klp.pl/admin-malarstwo/images/grafiki/5032.jpg
It’s surely not so much a Red Turban as a colossal crab gift-wrapped by some early ancestor of Christo?
It might outline the actual contours of his head…
Or, be some form of proto-bouffant…