Monday, July 6, 2009

question 36

Q. What is the symbolism in the Botticelli painting, "Birth of Venus"?

A. Venus has run out of gas and is pulling in to a Shell Station.
(In the old days, when this was painted, service station attendants pumped your gas, checked your oil, gave you free drinking glasses, blow dried your hair, and wrapped you in magnificent, handwoven jacquard tapestries.)