When you find a holy lump of old concrete moulded into a statue of a nun, a Saint …… Read More ~ holy, holy, it’s a saintly piece of brocante ~
Have you see the amazing bronze statue of Lady Justice – from the Latin Justitia (Iustitia) – at the entry way to the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottowa?
What you see is an amazing version, a steadfast Justitia standing vigil over the Court. She is gothic. She is dark. She is . . .… Read More ~ gothic & menacing, Justitia means business as she stands vigil over the Supreme Court of Canada ~
Always on the look out for discarded or unwanted religious & ecclesial artworks, icons, statuary, pictures & so forth I came to possess this vintage plaster crucifix. The cross measures … Read More ~ another project restoring an old plaster crucifix ~
Some time ago I came across this small rendition of Michelangelo’s Madonna & Child better known as the Madonna of Bruges … Read More ~ Madonna of Bruges ~
On this day in 1793, Louis XVI was beheaded, guillotined. We never really hear about Louis’ trial let alone his lawyers. Who were they? Who were the men who stepped forward to represent Louis as he was “suspended beneath the blade of the law“? Who were the three lawyers who stepped forward to manifest… Read More ~ today 21 January 1793 Louis XVI was executed. Indeed, you need the right Llawyer when you are “suspended beneath the blade of the law” ~
I have a few vintage canvas portraits now and mentioned a couple here and here. Nothing beats the one-off originality of these old oils. Simple handmade artworks. Usually shabby and tattered from age and wear. I’m lured to them, not so much for their age and character, or the drab hues and muted tones of the old… Read More ~ vintage canvas portrait – the bishop ~
Today’s dispatch is about an angel. It’s a beautiful old piece this one, simply a rustic salvage of faded charm. Chic and shabby statuary naturally aged and weathered. I found the piece just as you see it except for the missing wings. What really draws me is the etched, worn and… Read More ~ a sweet salvage is an angel timeworn and wellworn ~