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"Hope, Lost"

Posted by FAINOMENON on October 30, 2013 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (0)


A painting I did especially for the Romanian Underdogs Charity, and donated it to be auctioned in their fundraising event. It was auctioned successfully and now resides in the U.K. 

Please help this worthy cause, they are saving Romanian street dogs from certain ...
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Clotho

Posted by FAINOMENON on October 23, 2013 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)



As I look outside, my window clutters

from the charge of mighty steeds,

echoes of thunder, unspeakable deeds

most ancient, secret, unfathomable matters.


 

'Tis not the trees I see, of now;

captured in the aft...

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Joli's tale

Posted by FAINOMENON on October 17, 2013 at 11:30 PM Comments comments (0)

 


a simple little tale and remedy against the ill-effects of certain nights of Full Moon and blocked noses.

 

In the forest of Boullon a Boulonnais was walking in circles. He had a blocked nose, he was alone and he was annoyed. "Why", the angry horse was thinking "why oh why can't I have somethin...

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Benaughlin and the White Horse

Posted by FAINOMENON on October 6, 2013 at 12:00 PM Comments comments (0)



This is a subject that fascinates me ever since I moved to northwest Cavan and I am determined to do something about it.


Benaughlin is a beautiful mountain sitting across the border between Cavan and Fermanagh. 'Binn' as 'he' is affectionately referred to, presents a very attractive lands...

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Iconography

Posted by FAINOMENON on October 5, 2013 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (0)



The word iconography literally means "image writing", and comes from the Greek εικών (image) and γράφειν (to write). Hagiography (hagios = saint) is the painting of holy subjects. 

Icons are used by many different religions including Hinduism, Buddhism, and Christianity.

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a Helleno-Hibernian perspective

Posted by FAINOMENON on October 5, 2013 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (0)



My most intimate relationship within art to date has been an esoteric & erotic idolatry: a worship of the myth iconography. Mesmerised by the primitive human need for deification and mythology, while exposed to the unique notional semantics of the Greek language, I was inevitably allured by the mec...

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Icon-Painting today: a personal view

Posted by FAINOMENON on October 5, 2013 at 4:55 AM Comments comments (0)


The icon-painter is free:

from the anxiety of having to invent a signature-style;

from the need to 'belong' (by following any current -ism);

from the angst of the blanc canvas;

from the necessity (enforced upon him by the academic establishment and the art-dicecting, interpreting, recycling ex...

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