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Psyche And A Year Of Digging Deeper


Vanessa Lemen

[caption id="attachment_54028" align="aligncenter" width="800"] "Psyche", oil on panel, 12x16", start and finish side by side[/caption] “I would stand and look out over the roofs of Paris and think, 'Do not worry. You have always written before and you will write now. All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.'” - Ernest Hemingway I just now saw that quote as I'm finishing up this article to post,…

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Best Of: The History of Dragons in Art


William O'Connor

September 18, 2020 -   'Flight of the Paladin', by William O'Connor, ©2012 The most iconic image in all of fantasy art is the dragon.  Powerful, ancient and beautiful it has for millennia captivated the minds of artists, writers and story tellers.  But many of us may not know the origins of this terrific beast.  I therefore present this brief history to illustrate the history of this mythological creature that has possessed out imaginations for so long.   Ancient and Classical:   The legend of dragons is as old as civilization itself, but where does this mythology come from?  The birth of the idea of dragons  (and all mythical beasts) around the world is fairly obvious.  With the invention of mining for precious metals and quarrying of stone for building ( ca. 8000 bc.) it is likely that these…

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