Behold the unnervingly rectangular livestock of pastoral art


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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2017/11/06/behold-the-unnervingly-rectang.html


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A missed opportunity to use an “udderly” pun.


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I think most of the paintings of this style were Georgian, rather than Victorian.

Some of them were portraits of genuine celebrity animals.


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For some reason, they make me think of bonsai kittens.


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At least they fit well into a rectangular frame.


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Me. too! :slight_smile:


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So long as nobody uses vertical video. Even though they’re portraits, quadrupeds show best in landscape mode.


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Hmmm…I was always taught you should assume a spherical cow.


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Two of the three pictures that come with our house are of a square cow and a square pig, named Royston and Dahlia respectively.


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http://kesslerart.com/


#13

The actual animals can look remarkably similar to rectangular solids.


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Reminds me square pigs in the Dennis Hopper dumpster fire Space Truckers. Tagline: They’ve shipped everything from square pigs to anti-gravity beer… But now they’ve got a load of real trouble.


#18

Stock cubes?


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:musical_note: Ooohhh…
Who lives in a pastoral next to the sea?
Spongebull Squareflanks!:musical_note:


#20

Yes, but only in a vacuum. (No, not the “Hoover”.)