24 May 2011

Tuesday Crustie: Work of a master

Apparently someone attacked its weak spot... for massive damage!

Although many crustaceans are beautiful, it’s rare to find them as subjects of art, particularly paintings by the masters. This particular rendition by Van Gogh of a brachyuran crab is fairly anatomically accurate. It’s unfortunate he immortalized the crab in such an uncompromising position.

You can see the framed versions of these works in photographs here and here.

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