Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Paul Revere Reflected in a Teapot

This painting by John Singleton Copley shows his friend, Paul Revere, reflecting on his reflection.

Revere is pausing in the final stages of making a teapot. His look suggests his comparison of the round teapot and the roundness of his head. Are we reading too much into this?

1 comment:

  1. I figured you made up that "roundness-comparison" comment, but that's what the art critic actually said! Yes, i think we are reading too much into it.
    He looks a little like a 1700's Jack Black: