Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Lovecraftian Thing A Day No.5: A Curious Gift

Another art piece for today’s entry. This was gifted to me at the conclusion of a talk I gave on Lovecraft by a mysterious individual dressed, appropriately,  in the style of an 18th Century gentleman –  a true story, by the way. I would like to think, perhaps, that it was the revenant of some sorcerer, resurrected from ‘essential saltes’ found in a lead  urn buried in a hidden corner of some forgotten burying ground...But I digress. This is a really unusual piece painted on a circular wooden board in the style of a religious icon. The cracked effect applied to the paint really adds character.

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