September 26, 2020


Your life is Art

An Artwork By Roy Lichtenstein

Henri Laurens was a French sculptor and Illustrator, born in Paris, on February 18, 1885, in a worker’s family. Among clothing motifs, I focus on a particular type of mantle, the himation, a large rectangular piece of cloth, typically worn as an outer garment over the tunic from classical antiquity. Similar arguments for the transfer of authority have been made for another kind of mantle, the smaller skin or fleece melote, which is perhaps best known as the miraculous mantle handed down by Elijah to Elisha in the moment before the former’s ascension to heaven, which replaced Elisha’s 2 Kings 2:8 for the himation of­­ Elisha and 2 Kings 2:13 and following for the melote of Elijah. N. K. Rollason, Gifts of Clothing in Late Antique Literature (Abingdon, 2016), 129-69, addresses these scriptural passages and other late antique texts using the terms melote, pallium, and, to a lesser extent, himation, including the same passages in the Life of Paul and the Life of Antony that I address in this article. The present article builds upon my previous work: T. K. Thomas, Mimetic Devotion and Dress in Some Monastic Portraits from the Monastery of Apa Apollo at Bawit,” Coptica 11 (2012): 37-79; Fashioning Ascetic Leadership: The Enduring Tradition of Mantles of Authority in Portraits of Egyptian Monastic Fathers,” in Egypt and Empire: Religious Identities from Roman to Modern Times, ed. E. ‘Connell (in press); and a current book-length project on the figuration of the earliest monks of Egypt through their dress and portraiture, Dressing Souls, Making Monks: Monastic Habits of the Egyptian Desert Fathers. The pictorial motif of the monastic himation, as representative of clothing and furnishings and as a memory prompt, does much the same work as the imaginary objects that furnished the spaces of memory in techniques employed by educated members of late antique society. Indeed, clothing and other textile motifs were presented as mnemonic devices in saints’ lives, sermons, and other teaching texts for a wide range of audiences. Art – Offers over 18,500 original paintings, prints, and sculptures from more 1700 international artists. Has over 850 new fine art listings every month. Gao, T. (2013). An Introduction to MER, a New Music Psychotherapy Approach for PTSD Part 2 — The Outcomes and Case Examples. Music and Medicine, 5(2), 105-109. Assemblage. The artist used synthetic media to create forms found in nature. Talking about her paintings Muriel Barclay says: “I am interested by people and their relationship with each other and the world.” She is especially interested in the female form, their intimacy, vulnerability, fragility and their defenses. Muriel’s paintings are about observation and ambiguity and she encourages the viewer to interpret what the painting is trying to say.