A unusual number of motifs in Baldr's tale--a solar "Lord," connected to nature's fertility, slain by a brother, the focus of female tears, dispatched to the land of death via a ship, along with his wife, a captive in the underworld, the promise of eventual return--unite it with the symbolism of both Freyr and The Lament, and would thereby appear to reinforce the notion that a common mythologic
pattern informs both.
The "wild rhetoric" of Golemba's title is his term for a kind of writing that is indeterminate, elusive, ambiguous, mythologic
, multisignificant, and "open" in the sense that it contains gaps, silences, contra-dictions, qualifications, puns, fanciful etymologies and other kinds of word play.
Potter received early instruction from his father, a noteworthy landscape and figure painter, and from Nicolaes Moeyaert and others, who painted biblical and mythologic
Glass, ceramic, marble or limestone, shells, pebbles, enamel, ivory, mother-of-pearl, gold, painted and semiprecious stones--in the most refined form especially cut into hard cubes known as tesserae--were set at different angles and depths and arranged into tactile patterns depicting mythologic
subjects, everyday or theatrical scenes, and many other themes to adorn architectural structures.
A monster sent by the gods to ravage the vineyards" is how the Calydonian boar was described in mythologic
The iconography, a melange of realistic, biblical, and mythologic
subjects, is animated by the give and take of ordinary people.
The two would meet and try to summon spirits of historical or mythologic
figures and if they appeared, Blake would draw them.
many very little living animalcules" with his microscope, artists shifted their focus from mythologic
subjects to landscapes, animals, and plants.
He either ignored architectural boundaries or used them to frame or expand images and create convincing illusions in large biblical and mythologic
He moved adventurously between secular and religious themes, incorporated classical and mythologic
figures, crafted allegorical pageants, mingled the sacred with what some thought the profane.
The unfolding spectacle encompasses the heavens, engaging with ease gods, humans, animals, and mythologic
Soon his mythologic
scenes became thinly disguised opportunities to paint more species.
1450-1516), and to study in Amsterdam under renowned history painter Pieter Lastman, who influenced his choice of biblical and mythologic
This creature, whose mythologic
origins go back to ancient China, dominates the scenes and not only for its unique phenotypic demeanor.
The cutout interprets the symbolic journey of Daedalus' son (5) and depicts the fall of the mythologic
adventurer from the azurean skies amidst "either stars or bursts of artillery fire" (perhaps reflecting the artist's consternation in the aftermath of World War II).