Category Archives: art

Time to Scandalize!

Sunday, November 22, is a Cyprian holiday simply called “Scandals”. It is a time to celebrate the saucy underbelly of our social construction. To think about why certain things cause a sensation – and cause some of our own. What … Continue reading

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“Behind the Painting” with Catherine Abel

Cyprianist artist, Catherine Abel, talks about what drives her and the evolution of her painting. A perfect treat for the season of Le Chien (Beauty/Envy) – a time when the art of painting is featured. Enjoy. “That drive for absolute … Continue reading

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Defying Baudelaire

In The Painter of Modern Life, Charles Baudelaire wrote, “What poet would dare, in depicting the pleasure caused by the appearance of a great beauty, separate the woman from her dress”. This is the motivation behind this mixed media piece from my … Continue reading

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Beautiful Cypriot Bowl

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has a beautiful Cypriot bowl that predates the Knights and Sisters of Paphos. It shows some of the stunning work that was coming out of Cyprus at the time. From their website: … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day – Rainer Maria Rilke

“A hand that touches no longer totally belongs from which it came. It and the object it touches or grasps together form something new, something else that has no name and that belongs to no one.”  – Rainer Maria Rilke, regarding … Continue reading

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Declaring a New Holiday!

In celebration of the landmark Supreme Court of the United States decision made this day in 2015, we are officially declaring a new holiday, Isodikeia. It is the Feast of Equality (ἴσος/isos) and Justice (δίκη/dike). Those who have defended the … Continue reading

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Unrestrained Revelry

“2. (lowercase) unrestrained revelry”… …is one of the definitions of “saturnalia”, a word that comes from the celebration of the Roman god Saturn. The original Saturnalia orgies were held in the month that we now know as December. However, in … Continue reading

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The Cyprian’s Ball

George Cruikshank was an illustrator in England during the 1800’s. He is most noted as illustrator for his friend Charles Dickens. Here, he depicts the Cyprian’s Ball at the Argyle Rooms – an annual event thrown by regency era courtesan … Continue reading

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Happy Day of Songs

Happy St. Pierre’s Day of Songs In celebration of Pierre Louys and his contribution to Cyprianism, including his authorship of The Songs of Bilitis.

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