Athena continued

I started this drawing of the enormous statue of Athena in Nashville, TN back in August. And I added to it the other day. I’m pretty sure I gave her a different hairdo but I was enjoying drawing the curls and never bothered to look at what she actually looks like. So now she looks […]

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Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile

  Adorning the lower section of the southeast pillar of the Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile, (facing Avenue de Champs-Élysées) is a sculptured high relief, executed by Jean-Pierre Cortot depicting Napoléon. In it Napoléon is crowned by Victory wearing antique vestments pressing a sword against his chest. In the background, to the right is a profiled kneeling man symbolizing a prisoner enchained […]

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JANUS ANGEL

As 2011 nears I think of the old year ending and the new year approaching – what will it bring?!  Janus is the Roman god of gates, doorways, beginnings, endings, and time.  That’s a lot!  Janus, of course, January, the first new month of the new year.  Janus has two heads looking in opposite directions […]

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Legend of Santorini

There were moments in Greece where I found myself melding the reality with the myth. I couldn’t help recalling all the stories of Hera, Dionysos, Poseidonas, Irakles, and so on. It really does help, though, when your guidebook (yes, I used a guidebook and I’m Greek. Oxymoron, anyone?) tells you exactly what “occurred” and where. […]

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