Peter David

I love the toward-set sunspill, slipped past silver, leaning into gold.

Category: Twenty

Twenty | 7 August 2010

With the help of the lovely Jane Reynolds and at the insistence of the incomparable Christy Giannestras Brown, I present a new Twenty.  Albeit a bit unseasonable, today’s featured painting is Primavera, by Botticelli.  This is the fifteenth Twenty.  You can find links to the previous fourteen here.

Twenty is a collection of apparently disparate images that have been thoughtfully selected to complement a great work of art (displayed first in the collection below).  Every individual image may be contemplated in conjunction with the original one (as a diptych), by itself (as a distinct work of art), or the collection may be experienced as a single unit (as a visual poem, if you will).  All images link to their source and are either public domain or copyright that source.  Any image that is not so linked is my own.

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Closing Twenty

It’s been a number of weeks since I posted a Twenty over at Evangelical Outpost, and it’s unlikely that I’ll post any more, at least for a long time.  Work’s picked up for me elsewhere, and it was time to trim commitments.  I may, however, add a periodic one here.  They’re very stimulating to make; I like it.  I may also start putting up an occasional commentary on one or another of the posts.  I didn’t want to begin any post with an explanation of any kind, but now that they’ve been seen and are unlikely to be re-seen (or found) unless as a result of conversation, I don’t feel any inhibitions about beginning to talk.  For now, however, I’m merely collecting links to all the posts.  This is your table of contents.

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Twenty | 2 April 2010

Twenty is now hosted at Evangelical Outpost.  Click here to see this week’s collection, complementing The Lamentation by Giotto in honor of Good Friday.

Twenty | 26 March 2010

Beginning this week, Twenty will be hosted at Evangelical Outpost.  Click here to see this week’s collection, complementing the Mona Lisa.

Twenty is a collection of apparently disparate images that have been thoughtfully selected to complement a great work of art (displayed first in the collection below).  Every individual image may be contemplated in conjunction with the original one (as a diptych), by itself (as a distinct work of art), or the collection may be experienced as a single unit (as a visual poem, story, or piece of music – pick your metaphor).  All images link to their source and are either public domain or copyright that source.  Any image that is not so linked is my own.

Twenty | 11 March 2010

Twenty is a (weekly) collection of apparently disparate images that have been thoughtfully selected to complement a great work of art (seen above).  Every individual image may be contemplated in conjunction with the original one, by itself, or the collection may be experienced as a unit.  All images link to their source and are either public domain or copyright that source.  Any image that is not so linked is my own.

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