“She puts the blue cloak on her husband.” (She cheats on, or deceives, her husband.) (1/25)


In 1559, when the piece was painted, red was a color of sin. At the same time, the blue cloak she's draping over her husband tells the other half of the tale. Blue often stood for cheating or folly, which lets us know that this woman isn't simply handing over her husband's coat, but rather cheating on him!

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