Son Of Protagoras

2014-09-27 CNB-MTODove+
MTO (Fb) was in Belfast for Culture Night and painted a large piece entitled “Son of Protagoras”. The ancient biographer Diogenes Laertius reports that Protagoras was driven from Athens and burned his books because he wrote that it was impossible to know whether or not the gods existed. On Fb, MTO adds a description of the Northern Irish “peace” lines, perhaps suggesting that religious adherence continues to be an enemy of peace: in his painting, a dove has been pierced by arrows bearing the cross of the Knights of Malta and the Latin cross; or, as the wide shot below illustrates, the fences get in the way.
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Copyright © 2014 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f7.1, 1/80, ISO 200, full size 2592 x 3615
2014-09-27 CNB-MTO+
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Copyright © 2014 Extramural Activity
Camera Settings: f7.1, 1/160, ISO 200, full size 2563 x 1887
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