Tuesday, December 14, 2010

King of the Grail

The image that struck me to the heart was that of the vigil of brave Galahad, as his fellow knights equip him for the dangerous journey ahead. Clothed in the color of our Lord's brave martyrs, Galahad seems to exude a peace and calm acceptance of the perils ahead as the white clad nuns look on with pious purity and a wish to see him accomplish his task with all due reward. The light of the candles that they hold seem to become beacons of peace while his brothers in arms Sir Lancelot and Sir Bors attach his spurs and make him ready to face his fate, while the face of the brave man seems both calm and worshiping. The church and the colors are bold yet charmingly calm, allowing the viewer to experience the warmth and piety that is captured forever in oils and varnish.

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