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Not shaving related but any feedback on my artwork would be much appreciated

Discussion in 'Sports and Pastimes' started by Olie29, Saturday September 23, 2017.

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    SR - Kells - 01.jpg

    Evening mate - I was thinking more about the idea of medieval tags - this a a panel from the Book of Kells. Produced somewhere around 800ce - this style was only found in Ireland, Scotland or the north of England - by Celtic Christian monks. Why is it a tag? The whole thing is actually just two letters. It's a chi-rho, C and H in ancient Greek - the first letters of 'christos' it was a symbol of the early Christian churches. Church tradition holds that the letters were adopted as a divinely inspired battle standard by Constantine the Great at a crucial moment - some 500 years before this page was drawn. Cheers - I.

    @Barry Giddens @Olie29
     
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    This is awesome there must have been so many hours work gone into this piece, so much attention to detail. We take for granted today and just pick up a colour and half of the work is done for us, they were very clever people we still use a lot of Greek symbols today in in things such as electrics. There are quite a lot of similarities in the tags we do today, there is really nothing new it has all been done before or has come from inspiration of what's been done before. It's great to see where the idea of tagging has come come from and take my own inspiration from it.

    Cheers buddy great piece
     
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