HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Last night, while searching for an Albert Dürer composition entitled “Strange Bird with Scroll,” I came across a whole cache of interesting stuff. The above seems especially apropos for today, January 1, Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God.

Here’s the bird.

 

And another bird.

And here’s a self-portrait of the artist at 22, done in 1493. Check out the headgear!

Then I somehow found my way to Ernst Haeckel.

Kunstformen der Natur (1904), plate/planche 49: Actiniae
ERNST HAECKEL
Kunstformen der Natur (1904), plate 96: Chaetopoda 
ERNST HAECKEL

Help! I have all kinds of books on reserve not at the library, and have meanwhile become obsessed with James Castle, about whom more anon.

I aim to learn, enlarge my spiritual life, and not be crabby and tired for the year of Our Lord 2020–I pray the same for you!

I WELCOME YOUR COMMENTS!

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