Whoa… a cross-genre suspense-thriller, murder-mystery, historical-fiction novel that involves monks and art and the tarot during the Renaissance? I’ll take it!
The mysteries of the heavens still captivate us and provide us with a sense of awe… just like they did for our Renaissance-era progenitors.
Humility in the Fool? You think I must be joking… But research would seem to elucidate an element of humility—or lack of humility—in the history of the fool. In either sense—present or absent—we are provided a mode of observing, or gauging, or ruminating upon the virtuous nature of humility.
Previously, we discussed the gestural symbolism of humility found in the tarot. Let’s explore some other places where humility can be interpreted in the deck…
One of the amazing things about the exhibit Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington D.C. was the astonishing number of pieces that had never before been seen in the United States. That, in my view, is an astounding feat and triumph for the curators of […]
Another symbol my cousins and I found in several of the artworks in the show “Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea” at the National Museum of Women in the Arts was that of a puppy or dog. WHAAaaaa????
During my tours around the Maryland-Washington D.C. area, my cousins and I embarqued for a day to the National Museum of Women in the Arts.