"In us there is the Light of Nature, and that Light is God" - Paracelsus. I have spoken in a previous blog Man's Infernal Talent; The Divine Shell about Marsyas and the Divine competition with Apollo. There is one element of that story I touched upon but in no great depth, the flaying and… Continue reading Satyrs and Striptease.
"Between my art and the world there is now a wide gulf, but between art and myself there is none." - Oscar Wilde. Talent shows dominate television. I find it clumsy and vulgar, the "...' Got Talent", "The Voice", " Strictly Come Masterful Cheffing In a Jungle Factor". It spells out that people would rather… Continue reading Man’s Infernal Talent; The Divine Shell.
“I fear that we are such gods or demigods only as fauns and satyrs, the divine allied to beasts, the creatures of appetite...” (Henry David Thoreau) The classical mythological tropes are symbols that in the past few thousand years have been utilised to obscurity. The renaissance and later Neo-Classical movement in art, particularly sculpture, saw… Continue reading On Satyrs and Fauns