New decade, new name—Trivium Art History is now Obelisk.   Learn more

Fábula

Fábula, 1600 — El Greco
49 cm64 cm

Fábula is a Spanish Renaissance, Oil on Canvas Painting created by El Greco in 1600. It lives at the Museo Nacional Del Prado in Spain. The image is in the Public Domain, and tagged Monkeys. Source

 The iconographic interpretation of A Fable has a number of different interpretations. The work may refer to the picaresque Spanish proverb: "Man is fire, woman in tow, here comes the devil [the monkey] and blows."  "Blowing on the fire" leads to discord, or amorous passion. 

Obelisk uses cookies to measure site usage, helping us understand our readers' interests and improve the site. By continuing to browse this site you agree to the use of cookies. Learn more