See what I wrote on Saturday about Tom Holland’s book Dominion, some of whose passages from the Preface I quote below. Holland contrasts the jovial spirit of the Greco-Roman world with the medieval spirit after the Church infected the minds of Europeans: Something fundamental had indeed changed. ‘Patience in tribulation, offering the other cheek, praying…
Anton Schiffer – View of Innsbruck, 1850
In the 17th photograph of our ‘European beauty’ series, which I uploaded to this site today, we see a mountain backdrop in northern Italy (see my exchange yesterday about the locations that the photos represent). That Italian mountain may well have inspired Leonardo da Vinci for some of his drawings of the Holy Family, or…
Update of September 16, 2020: This essay has been edited for inclusion in my book Daybreak. I would suggest reading the much-corrected text instead of the text below (see ‘Two essential books’, which contains a link to the Daybreak PDF). ______ 卐 ______ Kevin MacDonald’s Preface to Giles Corey’s The Sword of Christ…
Camillo Miola, 1880. (J. Paul Getty Museum).
Théodore Chassériau, 1853 (Musée d’Orsay, Paris)
Painting by Charles Gleyre (1806-1814)
The Danaides is a 1903 painting by John William Waterhouse (Private collection)
The Women of Amphissa is a 1887 painting by the Anglo-Dutch artist Lawrence Alma-Tadema. (Clark Art Institute)
Nymphs and Satyr is a painting, oil on canvas, created by artist William-Adolphe Bouguereau in 1873. The piece is currently on display at the Clark Art Institute located in Williamstown, Massachusetts.