“What is it that induceth you, what stirs you up to believe, or who told you that white signifieth faith, and blue constancy? An old paltry book, say you, sold by the hawking pedlars and balladmongers, entitled The Blason of Colours. Who made it? Whoever it was, he was wise in that he did not set his name to it. But, besides, I know not what I should rather admire in him, his presumption or his s...ottishness. His presumption and overweening, for that he should without reason, without cause, or without any appearance of truth, have dared to prescribe, by his private authority, what things should be denotated and signified by the colour: which is the custom of tyrants, who will have their will to bear sway in stead of equity, and not of the wise and learned, who with the evidence of reason satisfy their readers. His sottishness and want of spirit, in that he thought that, without any other demonstration or sufficient argument, the world would be pleased to make his blockish and ridiculous impositions the rule of their devices.” - Rabelais
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Thursday, February 20, 2014
A Really Neat Heraldic Bookplate
I've added another heraldic artist to the list of artists down the left-hand column of this blog, and added his blog to the list of blogs which is also in that column.
The artist's name is Tudor-Radu Tiron, an up and coming heraldic artist from Romania.
I was introduced to his work when I saw a recent bookplate that he had done for a client in Denmark who was born in Canada. I found the ex libris interesting because it was based on a late 15th Century equestrian seal, and I thought it was a wonderful piece of heraldic art.
Isn't that a great bookplate? And one certainly a step or several from the usual form of bookplates that we've all seen (and used) for so long. What an inventive way to mark the ownership a book.
If you think so, too, and want to learn more about this heraldic artist or see more of his other heraldic art, please feel free to click on the link to artist Tudor-Radu Tiron or to his blog, Heraldic Art, or just use this link: http://deseneheraldice.blogspot.com/
I look forward to seeing more of his work in the future.