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Walking Ghosts

A strange coincidence – yesterday I wrote about having dreamed of my grandfather on the day he died, and feeling that it was I who had now become the ghost, and then yesterday evening, on the News, video of this… 708 more words

The Rattle Bag

The Vulnerable Woman in Pre-Raphaelite Art

When ‘Christ in the House of His Parents’, by John Everett Millais, was first exhibited in 1850 the art world was scandalized, perturbing Victorian sensibilities. One notable critic, the novelist Charles Dickens, suggested that viewers of Millais’ painting ‘[H]ave the goodness to discharge from your minds all Post-Raphael ideas, all religious aspirations, all elevating thoughts, all tender, awful, sorrowful, ennobling, sacred, graceful, or beautiful associations, and to prepare yourselves, as befits such a subject Pre-Raphaelly considered for the lowest depths of what is mean, odious, repulsive, and revolting’ (Baldaque, 178). 2,580 more words


500 Years of Satanic Art

This article was brought to my attention by one of the Priesthood of Mendes and I thought that some people here may appreciate the art.  It’s far too beautiful for me to not share it here as well, so enjoy.


Florence Italy

Yesterday at the Accademia Gallery 
a visibly disturbed middle-aged man 
walked in with a carpenter’s hammer 
and started smashing the left foot 
   of Michelangelo’s David… 333 more words

New Virtual Exhibition in Thermal.Gallery

For the month of May we present a show of all new work by Phoenix artist Lisa O’Riley! Featuring 12 new mixed media paintings, the exhibition reflects inspirations of places she lived, from Hawaii to Phoenix, including tikis and graffiti writing. 43 more words


Ribbons in her hair....

Am currently working on a large and ambitious classical style painting. Here’s a peek at one of the main characters.