Category: Art

The Crucifix of San Damiano

Christians can argue and debate amongst themselves all they like, but I believe the San Damiano crucifix is arguably the […]

The Chimera

Mythology often dates back to antiquity. That is where my head is often buried, in a book about ancient Rome […]

The Tale of Pomona and Vertumnus

The Romans worshipped an innumerable number of gods and goddesses. Many of these were first deities of the Etruscans who […]

Anyone for Soup? Andy Warhol and ‘The Factory’ production line!

The expression (and I am paraphrasing here) “everyone wants be famous for 15 minutes” was credited to Andy Warhol. Was […]

The Portrait Statue of the Four Tetrarchs.

In my humble opinion, I believe that more than any other empire in history, both Rome and Byzantium are best […]

Nebuchadnezzar’s Etemenanki ziggurat (Tower of Babel).

Nebuchadnezzar II (604-562 BC) was a king of the short lived Neo Babylonian Empire in Mesopotamia (the region that roughly […]

Van Gogh’s Ear

Vincent Van Gogh is as famous for his painting, a career that spanned just ten years only, in which he […]

The Dance of Death (a brief history of…)

Many amazing works of art have been found painted on the outside walls of cloisters, of family vaults, of ossuaries […]

Careful what you wish for from the Reliquary Statue of St.Foy

St.Foy, also known as St.Faith, was martyred in 303 during the last great persecutions of Christians in the town of […]