Monday, August 6, 2012

We Have a Winner!

Darya Teasewell has correctly identified the parodied work of art in this week's page as Albrecht Dürer's engraving "The Knight, Death, and the Devil." Here's the original:

At 1513, this knight is a little late, but who really cares? The rendering of the armor is gorgeous and this has one of the coolest devils in art history. Calogrenant is obviously not the seasoned veteran in this engraving, but his spirit is the same - he will not be cowed by death or evil, but will be the perfect knight. Is Calogrenant an idealist? Certainly. And why not? But Calogrenant's honor and fearlessness will lead to...?

Meanwhile, Darya will receive a signed print of this week's Calogrenant page on museum quality art paper, hopefully, over lunch at some venerable Los Angeles eatery.


5 comments:

Darya said...

This will help to relieve my Melancholia. Hmmmm....where to have a meal though...

Gillian said...

I'm thinking Saturday after next. At Cole's, Philippe's, or Canters. Not a whole lot of medieval food in LA.

Caroline said...

In my experience it is necessary to get a group of friends together and do a medieval banquet yourself. Food takes some getting used to but the costumes are great.

Alternatively I could find out about the castle in the south of France we visited where the restaurant is 100% medieval, no sugar in your coffee at the end, NO coffee! No lots of things you take for granted, cutlery , table wear , unless you can pursued them that you come from noble birth...

Gillian said...
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Gillian said...

Actually, that sounds like a B & B we stayed at in Bath, but the lack of civilized amenities was not for an intended effect,

Oh, for a castle in the south of France!

We do have this in Southern California:
http://www.medievaltimes.com/buenapark.aspx

But I think I'd just settle for a sandwich for lunch.