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The last post – or What do I know?


Petar Meseldžija

What do I know? What do I know that you don’t know? Suppose I know something that you don’t … why, or how would that be beneficial to you? That which we call knowledge, or accumulated knowledge, is just a residue of my own life’s experience. Footprints in the sand left behind long after a person has passed. You are different from me. Your eyes are different, your head, body, character, your preferences, taste, your…

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Ophelia


Howard Lyon

February 14, 2020 - The story of Ophelia in Shakespeare's Hamlet is such a tragic one. She is the victim of the political maneuverings of those around her while her role in the whole mess is incidental. Hamlet, who is supposed to marry her, is terrible to her. She is driven mad by it all and eventually takes her life by drowning. Happy Valentine's Day! As a subject, she has been painted many times and is closely associated with the Pre-Raphaelite painters. So, of course, I was drawn to her as a subject. 😉 I did this painting for the Shakesperean show that is close to wrapping up at the Haven Gallery. I wanted the painting to have a frame that would evoke those artists that inspired me. I contacted Masterworks Frames and asked them if they could create a custom frame…

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