Fletcher Sibthorp – Nothing gold can stay
From the “Transformations: Classical Sculpture in Color” display at the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek in Copenhagen in 2014.
The original is a Roman imitation of the Greek classic style of the 5th century BC.
Fletcher Sibthorp - Nothing gold can stay
A British artist born in London, England in 1967 Fletcher Sibthorp has essentially worked as a full-time artist for the past twenty years, producing figurative paintings; predominantly, large-scale canvases, mostly depicting the concept of movement and its effect on the human form, which culminated with exhibitions in London between 1992 and 1995, where approached by Sadlers Wells, he produced paintings with a narrative more specifically drawn into the energy of the dance. Recently however, Fletcher has become more interested in the figure alone; its subtleties and the more infinite expressionism it offers, creatively from a motionless and more abstract “background” to a more “interpretatively” spiritual depth.
Book cover. How to teach or phrenology in the school room and the family. 1877.
Book cover. Key to ghostism : science and art unlock its mysteries. 1880.
Andy Warhol (American, 1928-1987), Rorschach, 1984. Synthetic polymer on canvas, 164 x 115 in.
Cordoba: Mosaics by *Mgsblade
Emblem for a Standard, Mughal Indian, 17th century.
Jean Fouquet, Self-Portrait, c. 1450
Melissa Gamwell – New Bronze Age Spoon, 2013 Photography
Symbols of the four evangelists, Book of Kells
Gold tablet written in ancient greek found in a womanʹs grave – VI century b.C. – in a large necropolis near Hipponion (Vibo Valentia) in southern Italy, with a message to the dead:
Here is the passcode of Memory. When you die
you go to the vast halls of Hades; a spring is on your right,
and by it stands a shining cypress tree
where the descending souls of the dead refresh themselves.
Stay away from that spring!
Further on you’ll find refreshing water
flowing from the lake of Memory.
Guardians stand by.
They will ask you sharply,
what you seek in the dank shadows of Hades.
Say: ʺI am a child of Earth and starry Heaven
and I’m parched perishing with thirst. Give me now
refreshing water to drink from the lake of Memory.ʺ
They’ll speak to the king of the underworld,
then they’ll give you to drink from the lake of Memory,
and you, having drunk, will go along the holy road
famous initiates and mystics travel.
The fly – intagio – gold leaf – 1994
Yves Klein- Gold Leaf on Panel (1961)
Late 12th-century portable mosaic icon (136 x 73cm) from Xenophontos Monastery, Mt. Athos
Demetrius of Thessalonica
Demetrius of Thessalonica - St Michael’s Cathedral , 1113
the Great martyr Demetrius of Thessalonica
parajanov – color of pomegranates – 1968 – still100
parajanov – color of pomegranates – 1968 – still102