Welcome to the Association of Masonic Arts

Welcome to the Association of Masonic Arts

The Falling Gladiator

William Rimmer (American [born England], 1816–1879). The Falling Gladiator, 1907. Bronze. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, Rogers Fund, 1907 (07.224).  In this work, Rimmer conveys the wounded warrior’s physical stress by accentuating his rippling skin and the taut, straining muscles beneath. The tension between the raised arm and…

Knight, Death and the Devil

Knight, Death and the Devil (German: Ritter, Tod und Teufel, originally Rider, German: Reuter ) is a large 1513 engraving by the German artist Albrecht Dürer, one of the three Meisterstiche (master prints) completed during a period when he almost ceased to work in paint or woodcuts to focus on engravings. The image is infused with complex iconography and symbolism, the precise…

The potential of Freemasonry

By Christopher Sicurella Prologue I would like to quote two passages from the Philosopher Slavoj Žižek’s book “Trouble in Paradise” (first published by Allan Lane in 2014): “The public space of the ‘world civil society’ designates the paradox of universal singularity, of a singular subject who, in a kind of…

Adieu, A Heart-Warm, Fond Adieu

Adieu, A Heart-Warm, Fond Adieu Adieu, a heart warm, fond adieu, Dear brothers of the mystic tie! Ye favored, ye enlightened few, Companions of my social joy! Tho' I to foreign lands must hie, Pursuing fortune's slidd'ry ba', With melting heart and brimful eye, I'll mind you still, though far…

Mars and Venus

Mars and Venus is a c. 1483 painting by the Italian Renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli. It shows the Roman gods Venus and Mars in an allegory of beauty and valour. The youthful and voluptuous couple recline in a forest setting, surrounded by playful satyrs. The painting is typically held as an ideal of sensuous love, of pleasure and play.…
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