Thursday, September 13, 2012

"It would be easier to train a monkey."

I thought of Basil Fawlty's line in reference to Manuel when I saw this photo of a new species of Cercopithecus lomamiensis discovered in Congo.  This monkey certainly looks trainable - he has such an understanding face...

The face resembles the work of some of the attempts at icon writing by some iconographers whose work I've come across from time to time.  There is an uncanny humanity in the eyes, don't you think?


  1. I thought of the Spanish Fresco "restoration."


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