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here’s an update to the drawing for the toledo image. in reality the fully rendered, painted, digital version is done. i’ll post that in a couple of weeks - my patrons get early access to updates, finals, and full-size jpegs/psds in appreciation of their financial support (patreon).

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in other news, i went back to the national archaeological museum (nam) in madrid, spain - an incredible building and exhibition. until i visited the nam, i didn’t realize that much of the stuff joseph campbell talks about in his book primitive mythology: the masks of god vol. 1 is here in spain. for example, the name makes note that in the basque areas and cantabria in the north of spain you can find the paleolithic cave art that lays the foundation for much of campbell’s work. the nam exhibit has artifacts from all these times and places and also carries you through the time periods between spain’s paleolithic years up to now. just so much stuff… it’s fascinating to unexpectedly see all of it in front of your face after you’ve been reading about it for the past 2-3 years.

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this stuff will certainly play a part in the upcoming round of my patreon project which concerns bulls and their mythological/historical roles. as a springboard into this bull, i’m starting with picasso’s guernica painting (since the painting is housed here in madrid at the reina sofia) and joseph campbell’s interpretation of the painting (which includes reading lunar and solar deity representations into the painting’s icons).

tons of other cools stuff, too.

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