Monday, 20 February 2017

mr. bones at myth and legends bingo night


Mr. Bones was excited to attend church bingo night with the theme of "Myths & Legends." He got started on his card, but then a call came in on his bone phone, and he had to step out to take the call. Unfortunately, he bingoed more than once while he was gone, but he couldn't collect the prizes because he wasn't there to cry out "Bingo!"

The imagery in each square derives from a specific myth or legend. In Column 1 Row 5, for example, is the story of Cupid and Venus. In Column 4 Row 4 is that of Saturn eating his children. The artists include William Blake, Hieronymus Bosch, Sandro Botticelli, Agnolo Bronzini, Pieter Brueghel the Elder, Francisco de Goya, Gustave Doré, Caspar David Friedrich, Tonie Roos, Salomen Trismosin and Ferdinand von Wright. Mr. Bones is a Zapotec interpretation of the Aztec God of Death, 1300 C.E.

I hope the concept of church bingo night is not too obscure for our friends across the pond. =smile=

4 comments:

  1. House! Great concept Fi. Bingo's very commercial here in the UK mainly in the north of the country. It's not as popular as it once was but there's still bingo halls around. Big money prizes on offer but not enough to purchase any of the artists' works above!

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  2. Love it. Very ambitious. You got in lots of good myths and legends. Well done Fi.

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  3. Nice one! Ron is right about the Bingo but they at least saved a few old cinemas from being bulldozed. Our old cinema in Northwich was a bingo hall through the 60's until quite recently and now sadly stands empty. But they can't knock it down as it has preserved status. Hoping one day it might find new life as a cinema or theatre again but no money around for ambitious arts projects.

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