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El camino es fatal como la flecha

“El camino es fatal como la flecha/ pero en las grietas está Dios que acecha”(“The road is as fatal as an arrow/ but God is watching in the cracks.” -Jorge Luis Borges, from “Para una versión del I King” Advertisements

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Giovanni Drogo first lays eyes on the Bastiani Fortress -From Dino Buzzati’s Tartar Steppe

[My second, not necessarily more successful attempt at illustrating a scene from Dino Buzzati’s 1940 novel the Tartar Steppe (Il deserto dei tartari in the original Italian). Giovanni Drogo, a young army officer is on his way to the Bastiani … Continue reading

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Giovanni Drogo first lays eyes on the Bastiani Fortress

I consider this one a failure, mainly because of compositional issues. Nonetheless, there are some salvageable elements that could be put to use in a second attempt:   There they go, Giovanni Drogo and his horse, see how small they … Continue reading

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Infinite Splendour of Krishna

In Chapter 10 0f the Bhagavad Gita, Lord Khrisna elaborates on his transcendent nature. He is to be found within all things, but above all, as he tells his interlocutor, the warrior Arjuna, he is to be conceived of and … Continue reading

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Le château tout au fond de l’oubliette

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I Have Come To Consume The World

In Chapter 11 of the Hindu scripture the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna reveals himself to the warrior hero Arjuna in his full nature as the transcendent and immanent Lord of the Universe. This watercolour painting is inspired by the portion of … Continue reading

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The God Abandons Antony

After suffering defeat at the hands of Octavian at the Battle of Actium (31 BCE), Antony and Cleopatra retreated to their power base of Alexandria, Egypt, where the two lovers had first met almost twenty-five years earlier. The Ancient Greek … Continue reading

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