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.