Suite de l'enfant prodigue : le départ / The Prodigal Son In Modern Life: The Departure (1880) by #JamesTissot
The scene portrays a sea merchant’s parlor: a desk crammed with accounting books and bills. Seashells and a model sailboat decorate its top shelves. The windows open onto the Thames with a tantalizing view of masts, sails, and rigging. Two men, brothers similar in appearance and attitude, are easily confused. The older brother at the window looks longingly in the distance. But it is the younger brother who is ready to go. His bag on the chair is packed.
Upright, confident, almost arrogant, he half sits on the table and looks down on his father, who has just handed him his share of inheritance. Hopeful about the youngster’s entrepreneurial spirit, the father’s gesture is almost a blessing. The prodigal son’s career is motivated by English custom: The law of primogeniture usually left younger sons to their own devices, with shipping out to India a frequent option.
I used his cycle of five etchings as part of a class I taught on modern adaptations of the gospel narratives. One of my students wrote the following about the story: “I get bad feelings towards the younger bro/prodigal son, I don't like him. I don't think you're supposed to identify with him. I identify with the older bro and feel pity for him and the injustice of it all.” Text by Olga V. Solovieva
So good morning🍓 Хотелось бы поговорить с вами о питании. Начнём с завтрака, моего любимого приема пищи 😋 Я его чередую : белковый/углеводный; то-бишь один день каша/хлопья , второй-омлет/творог. А что предпочитаете вы?👐🏼