MNAA (Lisboa)

Lisboa, Portugal. At the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga store, I was tempted to buy one of these "sweet" little figurines. They're from one of Jheronymus (their spelling) Bosch's triptychs, "Temptations of Santo Antao."


I love the use of typography in 15th century paintings. Could this be the earliest form of comic strip art? The message comes from the hands as a ribbon, rather than from the mouth as a bubble. Here the message is partially hidden as is curls out like smoke. 


It's a wonderful expression of how words, not only written but spoken become a thing...


something we carry with us.


Chair covers! This is truly the "fancy" living room nobody is allowed to use, especially visitors.


Historical placemat at the museum cafe.