Category Archives: Medieval

John Brophy, US, the Mantra Waterfall, (Self-taught fine artist)

View his website. Conceives his projects through digital media then completes in oil using 15th-century techniques. So inspirational for those of us who can’t go to art school. In his medieval influences I find something actually original, unlike some other … Continue reading

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John Brophy, US, Let the Power Fall

Visit his website. Fantastic, self-taught artist who grew up with NASA and Japan and brings these influences to his art along with the Medieval masters.

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

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Gros Horloge, Rouen, France

I lived here for a year. The reason was probably the clock. (and this street). I had never even read Harry Potter but this looks like Hogsmeade Village. I could have lived in the South, but instead I lived with … Continue reading

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Fra Filippo Lippi, The Annunciation with two Kneeling Donors (detail-1) c. 1440

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Fra Filippo Lippi: Coronation of the Virgin, 1441-47

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Gerard, David, The Virgin and Child with Saints and Donor 1510

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Coronation of Louis VIII of France and Blanche of Castile,c. 1223, at Reims in 1223; a miniature from the Grandes Chroniques de France, circa 1450.

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Swiss tapestry, 1430-1447

In the German speaking world of the late fourteenth to fifteenth centuries the role of Wild people and fabulous beasts was an  important theme in art, poetry and pageant.  Wildness implied man’s natural instincts, pleasures, and freedom, as opposed to … Continue reading

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Pieter BRUEGEL the Elder

Pieter BRUEGEL the Elder, The Triumph of Death  (detail), 1562. His painting was probably influenced by the entrance of the Spanish Inquisition into Netherlands. The 1550 “Edict of Blood”established the death penalty for Protestant heresies.

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