Lion and unicorn detail, from the 16th century ceiling painting of the Hodorov synagogue, Poland


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Hello, and welcome. I'm writing this blog under an alias. Why an alias? I started to write what may be described as an "American Gothic" novel (sort of Henry James/ Franz Kafka with violence) with some autobiographical details. ..when I started this blog I just decided to use the alias. This blog is about art and art history, but my interests also include literature, film analysis, psychology, forensic psychology, faerie tale analysis, cognitive therapy, cognitive linguistics, classical theater, World War II, and Russian and British history. My favorite writers include Kafka, the Brontes, and Philip K Dick. Thank you for reading this blog and I will happily reply to any comments.
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6 Responses to Lion and unicorn detail, from the 16th century ceiling painting of the Hodorov synagogue, Poland

  1. marblenecltr says:

    So that is where the British royal family got the inspiration for the lion and unicorn on their coats of arms. Honi soit qui mal y pense, British taking of ideas and wealth from others has been going on for centuries. To be fair about it, everyone else has done the same.

    • kinneret says:

      I wouldn’t have thought of that. I know about the British/Lion but I thought the unicorn was more associated with France, as in the French tapestries. But honestly, as this synagogue is from 1600s in Ukraine, I don’t think you can make that connection. I would guess that the British lion predates that.

  2. marblenecltr says:

    See what happens when ironic humor is not properly labelled before being dispensed! One more malpractice, and I will lose my license.

  3. marblenecltr says:

    There is a line by Minnie Driver in “The Governess”, a movie that takes place in England, I believe, in which she said, “Why can’t these people say what they mean?” Something like that, maybe it was, “Say what they are thinking?”

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