|Shane Wombat with Prado pictures|
Mrs Wombat and No2 daughter and self all took a jaunt to the National Gallery of Victoria t'other day to have a look at Italian masters from the Prado, Madrid.
An exhibition which contained a variety of surprises and oddly enough, parallels for this week's "Wombat droppings".
|Pavi Sculptures and Children|
There were in the Federation Court, sculptures.... well very colourful and big stuffed Polar Bear toys, that children of all ages were engaged by ... which was one of those odd parallels I mentioned...
|Doubting Thomas: Stom,|
Matthius Stom (Stomer) presents another wonderful composition of a diamond within a circle and an assured hand.
Then I was watching the real deal, Hugo Shaw an artist from Adelaide drawing the people opposite him in fine fashion and a happy, willing conversationalist, too.
The NGV for those who don't know it, has a water wall behind the arch of the main entrance and I took a few shots as we were leaving....
|Water Wall, NGV|
A show well worth the effort of attending particularly as the works with most gravitas were not the religious pieces but the pieces like the
Ribera: "Touch", the small Venetian Scenes by Tiepolo, and in the details of the cloth in Titian's Salome's dress and the pure exuberance and deftness of the paint handling in the late Baroque works. In contrast, the formulaic religious pieces became rather a lesson in why Monty Python humour exists...and why the monsters in Dr Who are as they are and have such resonance.... which brings us to
WOMBAT DROPPINGS or low-down Oz Politics.
The Palmer United Party or PUPS have been making merry with "Rabbutt-the-Hun's" excuse for a budget by inviting them into the kennel and giving them fleas. Demonstrating what an incompetent rabble these Liarbrils really were and are.
With Our Second Biggest Miner and PUPS Leader, Clive, hogging so much of the limelight it has caused Nick "What's-my-Next-Stunt" Xenephon (SA, Right-Leaning Independent) and the "The Human Torpedo" to come down suffering Attention Seekers Deficit Syndrome. and doing whatever they can to get their faces in front of a camera and in Thorpe's case for a $400,000 fee.
Both Mrs Wombat and I announce that we will both "come out" for a lot less... negotiations are now open.
After years of accusing the Gillard-Rudd regimes of dysfunctional incompetence, stupidity, economic wantonness, arrogance and other sins, it should come as no surprise that was a case of "pot-calling-kettle-black-bum! "
They have turned as I always thought they would, into the very nasty, venal incompetents they were in opposition and pathologically accused everyone else of being.
Their abject cruelty to the asylum seekers is making Australia a pariah in world affairs.
Their climate denial stance and soon to be legislated removal of Carbon Pricing with no effective Climate policy to replace it has Australia a laughing stock in the world.
Their final destruction of Australian manufacturing must have all those who take our raw materials laughing behind our backs, particularly the Japanese, who 30 years ago were wanting this as an outcome for Australia.
We, in their wishes were to be nothing but a hole in the ground and a source of raw food. Now we have this rabble of a Government handing it to them and then praising their military of WW2.
Shades of "Pig-Iron" Bob.... this mongrel lot is an embarrassment.
(The only thing they're consistently good at)
Matthius "The Conman-of-HorseShite" Coormann has deregulated financial services so that the financial advisors DO NOT have to have the best interests of their clients at heart.
And they waste $60,000,000,000.00 on a Royal commission or two when the Commonwealth Bank has fleeced its customers of Hundreds of Millions of Dollars but this doesn't warrant investigation... guess who gets funded by CBA?
There's a FB page titled "The Worst PM Australia's Had".... of which I thought initially, that's a bit strong... but now... it's not strong enough. What is taking place is the destruction of democracy in this country being led by "The-Coots-With-Queer-Ideas-From-a-Parallel-Universe", The Institute of Public Affairs the thought-bubble tank for this rabble....Minions of Murdoch "The Ugly American" and Gina Rinehart (our Biggest Miner) and Tobacco companies.... we are in interesting times petals...
|Into the Abyss...Night Movement|