30 June 2017

ST. PAUL

ST. PAUL

I drew St. Paul the Apostle on an approximately 4 1/2" × 6 1/4" piece of Egyptian papyrus, using black, red, blue and green calligraphers’ inks applied with metal-tipped dip penss.

My inspiration here was 15th century Italian art. The border is similar to those of manuscripts illuminated in the white-vine style. The halo, like those in paintings by Gentile da Fabriano, resembles a gold platter from Mamluk Egypt, with false Arabic calligraphy (here spelling the words Amen and Alleluia repeatedly.

The original drawing is available for sale. See this web page for more information.

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