July 30, 2015

Thank You Note(s)

Somebody decided to part with this (homage to Ancient Greece but with a gothic twist) painting and luckily a certain creature was around when they did so. It is (or looks like) oil on panel and apparently the artist, Frans van Lamsweerde, was a well-known illustrator. The painting is in glorious greens and oranges but the control worm has been eating me to post a black and white version of it (the worm won, yes).

In even better news, I recently received a gorgeous signed Nat Jones print, from the (beloved) Insomniac. What a gift! Thank you - from here as well.

A short bio of Frans van Lamsweerde here
Nat Jone’s zombies and horrors here
You can take a peek into the Insomniac's Attic here

And, since I am in a semi-promotional mood, Peter Murphy’s Lion remixes album is out:

July 15, 2015

Mask II

A new take on an old theme (part II). I was searching for the link of the first post but apparently I have deleted it. So, here is the story behind the framed photo (text copied from the original post):

I found this post-card at the Acropolis Museum Shop (I wasn’t allowed to photograph the actual sculpture so I got a post-card of it instead). It is a section of a human face carved in marble. It was dedicated as an oblation to the Sanctuary of Asklepios, after the successful healing of the eyes (2nd half of the 4th century BC). To my eyes, it looks like a death mask. And, yes, I can safely say that I am obsessed with it.

Original Photo: Elias Cosindas

July 1, 2015

La Madonna

From baptism crosses to devotional medals and Madonna statues to rosaries; the collection grows. And it makes no sense whatsoever.