some paintings I especially like that are not big, canon pieces ... so here is an Aertsen from Vienna that is sombrely different from the Brueghel room that is scary at all levels, the extremeness of the beauty of the things, of their violence, of their strange, retroactive premonition. It is I think, in this context, worth looking at Lech Majewski's The Mill and the Cross, the movie version of one of the Brueghels, to see how Photoshop enables an obsessive implication in the work with a political perspective that recalls David Kunzle's important studies of some years ago.
I think I would not mind making the movie of the Aertsen.
here is a Cotan
and here the version from Borough market, the corrupted access to the past..