It is hard to forget a river of babies
February 22, 2012 2:17 PM   Subscribe

This is a long shot, but I'm trying to identify a painting that I saw at the Philadelphia Museum of Art about 4 years ago. All I remember is that it was a large painting that looked like a forest scene - at first glance it looked simply like a river within the forest, but upon looking at it again, you can see that the river is made up of hundreds upon hundreds of babies. I've tried googling, and exploring the Philadelphia Museum of Art's webpage, but to no avail. I am hoping someone knows this crazy painting!
posted by Neely O'Hara to Media & Arts (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Léon Fréderic, The Source of Life
posted by neroli at 2:23 PM on February 22, 2012 [2 favorites]

Response by poster: Wow, thanks - talk about instant gratification!
posted by Neely O'Hara at 2:25 PM on February 22, 2012

Oh man, I remember that painting. It was so weird and almost seemed sinister.
posted by permiechickie at 5:41 PM on February 22, 2012 [1 favorite]

Agreed with permiechickie - we boggled at that trippy painting just recently! Less weird, but also cool at the PMA were his Four Seasons.
posted by ldthomps at 6:39 PM on February 22, 2012

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