Even in arcadia / by Matthew Thompson

Et in Arcadia Ego by Guercino 1622

Et in Arcadia Ego by Poussin (late 1630's)


   In one version is a skull that swallows up the picture. In the other, there's somebody trying to paint over a tomb. In both, I keep seeing the Judge at the end of Blood Meridian, shooting a circus bear as he dances round in circles.

   Note: Read that book again.