Bowls or Balls?
A year after our Vietnam visit, where we failed to buy the tapestry shown in the previous picture, we bought in Peschici (Italy) the painting shown above. I was particularly intrigued by this painting because at first I could not decide whether the larger circular objects in the center of the painting were bowls or balls. By a careful analysis of the painting one can definitely conclude what they are!
I will give you the solution of this little riddle.
From the shadows cast by the fruit in the painting it follows that the light is coming from the left. Therefore the two larger circular objects must be bowls, otherwise they would have been dark at the right and not at the left side!