Part of a man's nude torso appears on the wall in the background of Philamenial. It's from the painting Homme Nu á Mi-corps by Théodore Géricault (c ~1812).
Each of the five paintings in Mythomemial will have a different painting on the background wall. The background paintings represent the way in which painting itself looms large in the background of my life.
Sacremenial will feature a detail from Primavera by Sandro Botticelli (c 1470~1480) in its background.
Sensamenial will have Peacock and Hunting Trophies by Jan Weenix (c 1708).
Miramenial will have a detail from Vase of Flowers by Jan van Huysum (c 1722)
I am still working on the composition for Vivamenial so I haven't yet settled on a painting for the background, but I'm thinking of The Avenue at Middleharnis by Meindert Hobbema (c 1689)