Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Philosopher at Sea

Here's another character portrait of one of my figures from the Byzantine novel. He's the Philosopher, who held out for his Pagan beliefs in a Christian Empire. You have also seen him on this blog here. At one point in the story some of the main characters make a Mediterranean sea voyage and Macrobius demonstrates his rhetorical abilities in a rant extolling the old religion and the gods. His writings are on the scroll he holds. Timotheus was based on one of my Latin professors at Brandeis, who alas is with the gods now.

Ink and watercolor on sketchbook page, 5" x 5", 1974.

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