SAINT’S HALOES AND MOUSE’S EARS PART III
Or Reconciling the Irreconcilable (Or At Least Trying)
The transformation of the halo signals the end of medieval art and the spread of the Renaissance view far more clearly than more commonly examined factors, perspective foremost amongst them. It accompanies the abandonment of several levels of lecture for one dominant system centred on the artist himself; what we see - indeed all we see - is from where he stands. A most interesting shift, both metaphysically and physically.
Read the whole entry - Posted by John on 16/12/08 | 04:00 AM |
SAINTS’ HALOES AND MOUSE’S EARS PART II
Or Keeping One’s Halo While Losing One’s Head
Back to saints. Given that one of the essential acts of sainthood is an untimely and occasionally gruesome demise, usually in a vigorous and imaginative fashion, the question arises ; what happens to the halo when the head is lopped off ?
Read the whole entry - Posted by John on 01/12/08 | 04:00 AM |
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