Sunday, February 10, 2008


Speaking of Eve, FOP* Anthony Santella has created a medieval-style altar piece (oil on panel, in custom frame, 2005) that depicts the original wo-man in a modern-day setting. It's one his own favorites.

The front:

Rear view:

Here's how Anthony describes the piece:

I can never resist the temptation to do a medieval style frame. A couple layers to the thinking behind this. It's a fallen Eve, in an urban setting, she's sort of a neo-hippie, and the symbolism comments on the failure, or abandonment of 60's idealism. Peace love and protest songs give way to drugs, sex and disco, we see the result on the news every night. Well that's the legend at any rate.

* Friend o' Paul

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