According to Wikipedia, the ship of fools is an allegory that has long been a fixture in Western literature and art. The allegory depicts a vessel populated by human inhabitants who are deranged, frivolous, or oblivious passengers aboard a ship without a pilot, and seemingly ignorant of their own direction. This concept makes up the framework of the 15th century book Ship of Fools(1494) by Sebastian Brant, which served as the inspiration for Bosch's famous painting, Ship of Fools: a ship—an entire fleet at first—sets off from Basel to the paradise of fools. In literary and artistic compositions of the 15th and 16th centuries, the cultural motif of the ship of fools also served to parody the 'ark of salvation' as the Catholic Church was styled.
Of the myriad popular music renditions of this oddly popular allegory, which is best?
|Van Der Graaf||2|
|Dr. Strangely Strange||0|
|Mirror Of Deception.||0|
― Naive Teen Idol, Wednesday, 25 July 2012 00:06 (9 months ago)