2 November 2009

lobster with lemon?

I like Dutch still lifes (or is that 'lives'?)
what do the lobsters and peeled lemons mean?
Is it a symbol?
Anyone who was anyone, back in the day, had to have a peeled lemon and a lobster.
If you didnt have a peeled lemon and a lobster perched on your couch, well...
you were just existing really. Barely there.
Im pretty sure that Ricky Swallow included a peely lemon in his carved still life of fish on a table...
('Killing Time')
Maybe he knows?

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