Wednesday, January 4, 2017

The jury is still out on whether a thing of beauty is a joy forever

My mother used to say things like "Pretty is as pretty does" and "Beauty is only skin-deep". Those sayings may be true, but it is also rumoured that ugly goes all the way to the bone.

I think that Leonardo da Vinci captured the quandary nicely in his famous painting Mona Feldman:


7 comments:

Emma Springfield said...

Perhaps beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Elephant's Child said...

There are some things and some people that only a mother could love...

Yorkshire Pudding said...

I guess that for you this post is much like looking in a mirror.

Graham Edwards said...

Perhaps it is trite to say that most says 'like that' are trite.

Richard Lawry said...

Made me smile :) An Arkie's Musings

Shooting Parrots said...

Hah! I recognised Marty Feldman even before I got to your post tags!

rhymeswithplague said...

I am grateful to all of you for commenting, except Yorkshire Pudding, of course.