steepholm (steepholm) wrote,

Would you, could you, with a goat?

Hmm. I offer this for what it’s worth, but despite having read The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe many times, and being familiar (as I thought) with Pauline Baynes’s illustrations, it took one of my students to point out to me yesterday that, in the series of little vignettes Baynes drew to illustrate ‘Narnia in the old days’, as reminisced about by Mr Tumnus to Lucy while they’re enjoying unrationed tea and toast, the final illustration distinctly shows Silenus being pleasured by a faun.

Or does it? Maybe the brain is hardwired to find such interpretations? Did Gombrich say something on those lines? All I know is that, ever since someone on Mock the Week pointed out that the 2012 London Olympic logo looks like Lisa Simpson giving a blow job, it’s very hard to see it any other way. But maybe that’s just me?
Tags: books, c. s. lewis
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