Medieval Dog Lovers

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From Gaston Phoebus “The Master of Game” (14th century) comes this illumination showing men caring for their dogs. Is that dog on the bottom left getting a … pedicure?!   [Read more...]

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Presentation at the Temple (Lorenzetti)

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Blessed Feast of the Presentation! The feast is also called Candlemas, for the tradition of blessing the beeswax candles on this day. Ambrogio Lorenzetti’s gigantic 1342 masterpiece depicting the presentation of the Lord at the temple rewards close study. Here’s the whole thing:   And details: [Read more...]

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Magnasco: Hermit in the Desert

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Follow @zeyneppnyz on Twitter for a steady stream of art. [Read more...]

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“Ancients” Flying Around On Little Propeller Chairs UPDATED

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I’ll be honest, I have no idea what’s going on here [NOTE: solved, see below]: Here’s the entire page, which is an illumination from an MS of the Commentary on the Apocalypse by Beatus. The floating heads don’t help matters. Here’s the previous page: And the facing page: It’s a commentary on Revelation 4:3, with the red text [Read More...]

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A Game for Training Missionaries About Indigenous Cultures

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The World of Playing cards is a terrific site with reproductions of historic cards from around the world. Most recently, they  shared Snapshots: A Missionary Card Game from the Church Mission Society circa 1910. It’s described as a basic set-building game of 48 cards with 12 sets from representing different cultural practices around the world. Each set has four cards, [Read More...]

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Dante: Mohammed in Hell

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The attacks yesterday were meant to do more than just “punish” particular cartoonists and writers for insulting Mohammed. They were intended to make sure others think twice about ever doing something similar. And they will be amazingly effective. The journalist class–with a few notable exceptions such as the people of Charlie Hebdo–are notorious cowards when [Read More...]

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Go Home, The Middle Ages: You’re Drunk

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Christmas Has Truly Arrived When the Monks Start Decorating the Hedgehog

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(Actually, the hedgehog was believed to slip into vineyards and steal grapes.) [Read more...]

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