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=