Today's presentation was held by an art historian (Dr. Axel Gampp) on painting, eating & drinking. It helps to know that in German, das Mahl (the meal) and das Gemälde (the painting) sound very similar and related, so the speaker expanded very humourously on that topic by drawing parallels between Alberti's tenet that a painting had to be vario & copioso (diverse & plenty) and the mediaeval practice of having extremely diverse and plentiful menues, which I never really understood. Along the way, we learned a lot about humoral pathology and the different temperaments' preferred sustenance. All in very good humour.
Also, I set a book free. And since this is one of my more European posts, a BOTD is entirely inappropriate, I guess.
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