Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s “Fight Between Carnival and Lent” is among the more famous paintings in art history. It depicts a joust between partisans of Mardi Gras and Ash Wednesday, as the two days and camps come together, clashing in the transition from the gaiety of Carnival to the discipline of Lent. The lines are clear.
We need a contemporary Bruegel to paint the “Fight Between Advent and Carnival.”
On the other hand, he might produce a very postmodern piece of art: a blank canvas.
In the Washington area, Christmas trees start going up on Thanksgiving weekend and start coming down sometime between Dec. 27 and the first days of January. By noon last Saturday, my son Karol and I drove past at least four cars with trees tied to their roofs.The Fight Between Advent and Carnival| National Catholic Register