Two Ladies with a Mink – Flip Flop Card from Torma Cauli (Budapest, Hungary)


Torma is sending メールアート(pronounce meeru aaato), how sweet of him. And served with a cup of tea to go, what else could we wish for on a rainy spring evening?

When closed, the card portrays the beautiful Lady with a Mink by Leonardo Da Vinci, on a background of forest. Well, Leonardo wanted it to be an Ermine, but for us it will just be a Mink. I am sure Torma will let us get away with that.


We flip open the top panel, and a more contemporary Lady is holding the Mink. The same sense of peacefulness and composure.


We flip open the lower panel instead, and the original Lady is back, but the Mink is gone and she is wearing different clothes. The flip also unveils the newspaper article about our Lady in the White Blouse. This is where is wish I could read Hungarian, but maybe it is alright to keep a cloud of mystery around her.


Torma, this is a very clever and thoughtful interactive piece. Your genius is highly appreciated at the Manoir aux Visons and this piece will make the joy of MinXus-LynXus. Many thanks for sending!


* Edit: I just HAD to add this Lady with Mink and Veil (Otto Dix) who graced the comment stream on a neighbouring blog. Isn’t she stunning. Thank you TC.



2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. minkrancher
    Apr 16, 2013 @ 11:25:12

    Bravo Torma Cauli!


  2. minxuslynxus
    Apr 16, 2013 @ 22:49:34

    Glad you like this, Rancher. While I was half asleep last night I thought, that folded newspaper might be the dress. But I look at it now and…. naaah.


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