The King in Thule Goes To Slam Poetry 101
Pierre Jean Van der Ouderaa was a Belgian painter who was born in 1841. His works have been present at different auctions for multiple times, with realized prices ranging from $234 USD to $295,576 USD, depending on the size and medium of the artwork. One of his best artworks is The King in Thule, which was suspected based on the German poem, Der König in Thule.
The painting, The King in Thule, shows a king that is holding a golden goblet. This painting has captured the attention of many, yet again, including the renowned digital artist, Varkey. Instead of a goblet made of gold, he replaced it with a bottle of vodka, with the poetic caption, “Roses are red, violets are blue. Vodka costs less than dinner for two.”