(Unrelated, but: Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!)

On Friday I went to the de Young Museum in San Francisco to see the Girl with a Pear Earring (Dutch Paintings From the Mauritshuis). It really is a lovely painting. Nobody seems to point out how Vermeer seems to have put the whole thing out of focus (especially her right eye) except for the pearl. But anyway.

There were many, many famous paintings there, but I think the one that needs to be highlighted is this, by Jan Steen (ca 1668-1670):

It’s title:

“As the Old Sing, So Twitter the Young”.