Friday, December 24, 2010
This year round, I thought I would pick the brains of a "know it all" art freak in my family and do another series or at least one post on icons and painting depicting the life of Jesus Christ. The art freak, knowing about my pet peeve against the cavemen's book, said something about "Byzantine art was killed by the Ottoman Turks and arabs"... that did it for me. I started reading up on this particular form of art and artists with the intention of writing at least one little article on Byzantine art. So, this is it.
We must never let history, the horrible parts of it, repeat themselves ever again. Some of us have donned that cloak of "duty" on ourselves and hope to remind people that the moslems, from time memorial, have been destroyers of everything and anything of beauty and intelligence.... and come what may, it must never ever happen again.
If only the Greeks and the Syrians had better PR with Rome, then those great Greek and Syrian artists would have been as recognizable as Michelangelo, Raphael and the rest whose works have become priceless.
Posted by MariaS at 18:22