Cranach Says It All
Here's life in a nutshell: Man caresses breast; Woman slides hand into Man's purse. Don't you know it, guys? If you don't, the divorce court will teach you. The Ill-Matched Lovers, painted by Lucas Cranach the Elder nearly five centuries ago, is the star exhibit in Old School, which opens today at Hauser & Wirth Colnaghi in London and continues until 9 June 2007. Ill-matched? Each has got what the other wants. Looks like the usual bargain to me. And I'm not being cynical. Psychological research shows that men marry for romantic reasons and women marry for practical reasons: money, status, security.