Welcome to the Association of Masonic Arts

Welcome to the Association of Masonic Arts

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, FREEMASON

[caption id="attachment_497" align="alignright" width="640"] Franklin[/caption] The genius of Franklin was so overwhelming, and manifested in so many different directions, that no short paper can even list his achievements; the American Philosophical Society requires twenty large book pages merely to catalog his inventions, discoveries, accomplishments and the events in which he…

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…
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