Title: Longevity Has Its Place: portrait of MLK
Material: Oil on canvas
Year: 2013-2019 SOLD
When natural music is heightened and polished by art, there man first beholds and can with great wonder examine to a certain extent the great and perfect wisdom of God in his marvelous work of music. – Martin Luther
It’s a good thing Martin Luther had das hodens (the balls) and the distance from Rome to push the big Reset Button the way he did. No one should ever be afraid to do that.
The squarely square wooden panel is painted in gold to suggest a Northern European altar-piece. The “95” refers to Luther’s 95 Theses, which he nailed to the door of the church in Wittenberg. Some of his bullet points
repeated themselves, but almost all of them were legitimate bitches. In this painting, the hand holding the book that enumerates (but does not itemize) the Theses can’t possibly be Luther’s own hand, so it must be that of an angel or an altar boy. I’ll go with angel. Such messages and pointer devices occur frequently in Early Christian art, and this is Early Christian Art.