Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Olea Sancta

After teaching a lesson on Iconology where we discussed the Arnolfini Wedding Portrait and Mark Rydan's album cover artwork for Michael Jackson's Dangerous, I went to the library downtown to check out Zone One by Colscot Whitehead. When I came out, I decided to check out the Baltimore Basilica and ended up getting an impromptu tour from a guide. I was particularly taken by the (purposefully) rotting Cardinal's hat, the crypt, the feet of a dead man in a painting depicting the plague and it's effect on French soldiers near Tunis, and a small locked door labeled "Olea Sancta" in vinyl letters.

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