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Saturday, February 24, 2007

Illustration Friday: "Communication"

I guess I'm bending the theme a big - but for Illustration Friday this week I painted this cartoon copy of the lower right-hand corner of Fra Angelico's "Judgment Day" (see below). (Click on either picture for a larger view.) It's not finished by any means but I couldn't wait...

I was thinking about this painting, and Bosch's "Ship of Fools," at Talmud study this past week, when we saw this passage in Sanhedrin 71B: "When the wicked drink wine or go to sleep, it is beneficial to the wicked themselves, and to the world, for while they are drunk or asleep they cannot sin, or cause damage to others."

This was (in somewhat different words) the quote my friend Maryann Panarella put under her picture in the high school yearbook. It goes with my "staying out of trouble" mantra.


There are some creepy, amazing paintings by 15th century artists on this theme. They express the way I feel, on a bad day, about the people running this planet.


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6 Comments:

At 10:22 PM, Blogger harmoniousjosh said...

Ah, my sort-of namesake! Sort of.

Very nice.

 
At 7:33 AM, Blogger iWill said...

Hello.

I've made a graphic image to use as a link to Pratie Place, and you can see it here - http://theitome.blogspot.com/2006/10/other-websites.html

Unfortunately, I haven't been able to match the font you've used for your header image, so I used one that I feel conveys the sophistication of Pratie Place.

If you don't like the design or the font I've used, please let me know.

 
At 3:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I liked your painting, and it was very reminiscent of dear old Hieronymous Bosch,,,a very, scary dude who enjoyed illustrating hell. ~~~Susanlynn, who prefers the works of Botticelli, Monet, Renoir , Marc Chagall, Rousseau, Degas, Cezanne, etc.--joyous, colorful, positive

 
At 8:59 PM, Blogger platinum blonde said...

your painting is really beautiful, i can't wait to see the finished product

 
At 7:36 PM, Blogger the enigma said...

oh, awesome work! very tapestry-like. great work on the details.

 
At 9:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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