Next skelly art!

I’ve been meaning to do another romantic skeleton Old (Dead) Master piece and I think I have my inspiration.

Aucassin and Nicolette, by Marianne Stokes - http://www.art.com (specific URL), Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4469708
Aucassin and Nicolette, by Marianne Stokes – http://www.art.com (specific URL), Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4469708

Isn’t it awesome? I first heard the reference for this story in another book series that I have loved for about oh, 30 years or so. The story of Nicolette and Aucassin is mentioned in one of the Chronicles of Lymond series books by Dorothy Dunnett. If you’ve never read them, don’t waste any more of your life. I think they’re fantastic.

The books would be reason enough to do the parody, but I also really love this work, not least because it’s by a woman, yay, but also because the story is in itself a parody.

So right now I’m just sort of studying this to see how I might tackle it. I always learn so much from these. But anyway, just wanted to give you a heads up on what’s coming. Wish me luck!

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