Sunday, March 5, 2017

the spell by margaret barnard

i was intrigued ... the picture isn't famous ... i hadn't known the stories and the poem and the various mythical belief systems ... but somehow it demanded attention, and interpretation ... there had to be some narrative ... it didn't take too long to discover the outline, but i wish the artist had left some memoir of it's creation ...




















she'd lived in southern italy so the landscape might well be one that she knew ...

you'll have to read the linked articles to begin to understand the picture's content ...

http://www.blackcatpoems.com/t/the_sorceress.html

http://www.theoi.com/Text/TheocritusIdylls1.html

http://www.witchcraftmag.us/ghosts/simaetha-and-her-tradition.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hecate

hekate's identity and myth is fairly fluid ... evolving and changing in different mediterranean cultures ... so it isn't easy for me the novice to interpret the picture's details

i need to find an interpreter ... maybe marina warner can point the way ...



Thursday, February 9, 2017

temporarily fascinated by leonor fini ... her person, her art







































































































































































































more ( but not everything ) to follow ...

this link cropped up on feuiellton two weeks later ...

http://www.wopc.co.uk/argentina/leonor-fini