Art throughout history declares culture and beliefs. Opposing cultures and beliefs often become with political agendas. This is most graphically seen in history during the Reformation (Martin Luther’s rebellion against the Roman Catholic dictatorship and Inquisition) and the Counter-Reformation (The Catholic Church’s propaganda retort attempting to abate the freedoms of Protestantism throughout Europe). The elites, … More Hidden in Plain Sight
If I were not writing my Art Blog, I would most certainly be writing a Book Blog. My father once asked me if there was anything in his possession, I would like on his promotion to the heavenlies. I answered, ‘I’ll take all your books.’ I possess my father’s childhood AA Milne hard cover books … More Took the Red Pill!
Nicholas Hilliard, a 16th Century son of Devon, England, made it big in art with his tiny miniature limner portraits of Elizabethan London. Hilliard painted many of Queen Elizabeth I. The pair above were painted in 1575. The Pelican (left) and the Phoenix (right), 787 x 610mm. Both well-known symbols with deep roots into … More Hilliard