Archive for October, 2010

 

More About the Mistress of Wild Animals

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In developing my Feminine Archetypes series, I used some of the iconography and art styles, of the various ancient cultures, which would make my art recognizable and “readable” to people from that time. However, they are not copies and have the personal perspective of a contemporary woman. They are my own icons [...]

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Mistress of the Beasts, Potnia Theron

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In my study of ancient art during the time periods between the Minoan culture and the later classical Greek culture, I noticed many portrayals of the goddess with wings, flanked by 2 animals in heraldic position (stag, dog, or lion) or holding geese or cranes in her hands.  She usually grasps them by neck, horns, [...]

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Our Lady of the Griffins

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In my previous posting, I introduced you to “Our Lady of Crete”
In this posting I want to tell a little more about the Minoan culture which inspired her and introduce “Our Lady of the Griffins”, who is also inspired by my study of Minoan art. I was thrilled when I discovered Minoan art. [...]

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