Neglected Women in History and Science

As suggested in the previous blog ‘Forgotten Women in Art History’ there were women prodigies and woman geniuses in all categories of study. They were often neglected in the history of man. Intelligence is gender neutral. Early Greeks and Romans recognized and recorded the ability of women, but mostly in poetry and on occasions in…

Forgotten Women in Art History

Yes there were women prodigies and woman geniuses; the problem is they were seldom recorded in the history of man. Even prehistoric man had their women geniuses. Who do you think developed the use of fire? The making of Paleolithic art and early children art are gender neutral. Early Greeks and Romans recognized and recorded…

Mermaids and Mermen in Art

This blog addresses mermaids and mermen in the visual arts. In an earlier blog we discussed the morphing of the incubus and succubus into the Piren (my term) and Siren. Male Sirens or Pirens did exist in ancient times. The Siren and Piren further morphed into mermaids and mermen that morphed into the prostitute and…

Incubus in Art

Incubus An incubus is a mythological male night spirit who lies upon sleeping women in order to engage in sexual activity with them. As noted in an earlier blog, the female counterpart of the incubus is a succubus who takes the form of a woman in order to seduce men, also through sexual activity. Salacious…

Symbols in Art

Symbols in art Vodou like many religions invoke the spirit to address circumstances occurring beyond our comprehension. Figure B-1 is a painting by the Haitian artist, Hector Hyppolite. Hector Hyppolite (1894-1948) used symbols for spirits in many of his paintings. Hyppolite was a third generation vodou priest, or houngan. If you remember in an earlier…