Sainte Marguerite d’Antioche

Posted in Art, Object with tags on July 17, 2019 by Dylan Thomas Hayden
anonymous (Languedoc)
alabaster, c. 1475
Metropolitan Museum

The Flaming Sword

Posted in Painting, Writing with tags , , on July 5, 2019 by Dylan Thomas Hayden


Nobody stays in the garden of Eden… they have scarcely seen their garden before they see the flaming sword. Then, perhaps, life only offers the choice of remembering the garden or forgetting it. Either, or: it takes strength to remember, it takes another kind of strength to forget, it takes a hero to do both. People who remember court madness through pain, the pain of the perpetually recurring death of their innocence; people who forget court another kind of madness, the madness of the denial of pain and the hatred of innocence; and the world is mostly divided between madmen who remember and madmen who forget.

Text: James Baldwin, Giovanni’s Room, New York: Dial Press, 1956
Image: Jan Brueghel the Younger, The Expulsion from Paradise, oil on copper, 17th century, private collection

Right Idea

Posted in Drawing, Philosophy with tags , , on May 31, 2019 by Dylan Thomas Hayden

“Whatever happens will be for the worse, and therefore it is in our interest that as little should happen as possible.”

Harry Furniss, Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, pen and ink, 1891, National Portrait Gallery

De verzoeking van de Heilige Antonius

Posted in Painting with tags , on January 17, 2019 by Dylan Thomas Hayden
Domenicus van Wijnen
oil on canvas, 1680s
National Gallery of Ireland

Mariä Tempelgang

Posted in Painting with tags , on November 21, 2018 by Dylan Thomas Hayden
Johann Koerbecke
oil on panel, 1456-57
Muzeum Narodowe w Krakowie

San Francisco en meditación

Posted in Painting with tags , on November 7, 2018 by Dylan Thomas Hayden

Francisco de Zurbarán
oil on canvas, 1632
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires

De ontkenning van de heilige Petrus

Posted in Photo with tags , on November 4, 2018 by Dylan Thomas Hayden
Gerrit van Honthorst
oil on canvas, c. 1623
Minneapolis Institute of Art