Puvis de Chauvannes, St. Sebastian, 19th c.

Pierre Puvis de Chavannes - Saint S_bastien.jpg

Saint Sebastian (died c. 288) was an early Christian saint and martyr. According to Christian belief, he was killed during the Roman emperor Diocletian‘s persecution of Christians. He is commonly depicted in art and literature tied to a post or tree and shot with arrows.

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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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3 Responses to Puvis de Chauvannes, St. Sebastian, 19th c.

  1. The Japanese writer Yukio Mishima was obsessed by St Sebastian…in his novel Confessions of a Mask he constantly fantasizes about him after seeing a photo of a painting, and later in life Mishima posed as the martyred Saint in a series of masochistic and narcissistic photos.

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