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, … Read the rest

Andy Warhol was a famous and well-respected American ‘Pop’ artist, considered even as a ‘Post Renaissance Man’ for his unique and unmatched style. Georgina McMaster art work explores aspects of our natural environment and specifically the animals around us. In using a largely blank background in her paintings, she makes the animal the prominent significant subject and she uses careful compositional techniques to give and bring out the animal’s personality and character. Texture: Fabric texture is completely different from the actual texture of these objects. We don’t usually think about touching these kinds of foods, yet we are invited to here. Colour: Partly local. Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York. Master Drawings of the Twentieth Century. 5 May – 5 June 1998. Catalogue. Kahn, Peter. Learning from the Masters of Modern Art, from Hoelzel to Hofmann (includes artist’s statements). Ithaca, NY: Kahn Private Edition, 2012. Sozanski, Edward J. At Cava Gallery, … Read the rest