As mentioned in my last post, my criteria for picture-worthy art is a bit silly.
Category A: The familiar
The rockchuck/mole that was digging holes in the yard on our last Gig Harbor trip
Carmen Miranda (Benedetto Buglioni - Abundance)
Howard Keel singing "Sobbin' Women" in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Jean-Claude Naigeon -- The Rape of the Sabines)
Gnomes? The seven dwarfs?
The invention of the game Operation
Family inside joke: "We should have asked her what her favorite color cow is."
Category B: The aesthetically appealing
Georges Gaste -- Portrait de femme de Bou-Saada
Francois Rude -- Mercure rattachant sa talonniere
Zoom-in on Hermes/Mercury's winged sandals
Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux -- Jeune pecheur a la coquille
Masks from 100 - 150 AD
Les pleurants du tombeau de Philippe le Hardi
Claude Domec -- The Great Icarus
Claude Domec -- The Unicorn at last captured by the Virgin's threads
Charles Lapique -- Castor et Pollux
Charles Lapique -- The Tiger of the Ming Dynasty
Charles Lapique -- Diane et Acteon
Charles Lapique -- Portrait of a Tiger
Category C: The strange/amusing
You would not believe the amount of skeletons and skulls in this museum.
Mean child strangling a turtle
Varying depictions of David and a headless Goliath -- I kept thinking the paintings were Salome and John the Baptist, but I guess the plate is an essential prop.
Bust of a man with a fat lip
A sleeping saint -- who sleeps like this??
The back of Louis XIV's hairdo
And my favorite: random animals in religious paintings