ABCD (1point each) What sequence? (4) What’s missing? (2)
A The critters in the foreground are the stag and its mate and a pair of male and female gazelles, in direct symmetry with the subject. These particular beasts are also often symbolic of lust and desire The boar, also present here, often corresponds with gluttony or desire. And there are vines rather than the customary fig-leaf. Identify A.
E. What sequence? Opening Credits of Desperate Housewives What follows is adapted from the website of the guys who designed the sequence
1. The show begins with Lucas Cranach The Elders "Adam and Eve" (1526) where Adam is being crushed by the forbidden fruit (a giant apple). Then Egyptian hieroglyphics and the beginning of civilization (Note the mother and her "exuberant" children.) 2. Then appears Jan van Eyck's "Arnolfini Wedding" (1434) where the husband watches his wife sweep the banana peel off the floor (from which he has just eaten). 3. A familiar painting to some, Grant Wood's "American Gothic" (1930) that shows a man, his wife and a pitchfork. Oh no, the wife's face appears on a sardine can! 4.Then there appears a newspaper ad of a woman struggling with groceries. A Campbell soup can seems to fall to the ground. 5. Finally, a Roy Lichtenstein-like cartoon of a woman punches her husband. Actually two paintings by Richard Dale titled Romantic Couple and Couple Arguing.
F The Campbell Soup Can and The Richard Dale works would do.