Thursday, May 22, 2014

Terrance Lindall: Proposed Paradise Lost Library Mural

Proposed Paradise Lost Library Mural
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Terrance Lindall

In an email yesterday to me (and of course to others) came this bold announcement from the WAH Center:
Terrance Lindall proposes to libraries world-wide to do a mural for their walls or ceiling with images from one of the greatest literary achievements, John Milton's Paradise Lost.
I hope Terrance manages to arrange this project, but he'll need funding, for as he noted in his email yesterday, "[I]t is an expensive project," and it "[n]eeds architects and maybe three or four assistants over 2-4 years if it is a big wall or ceiling or both." He adds, "Only one large scale mural [is] possible," so if some library is interested, better move quickly!

If Lindall does manage this, he'll cap a long career's fascination with illustrating Milton's epic poem. Is he qualified, some might ask. Consider these words of praise from the great Milton bibliophile, collector, and scholar Robert J. Wickenheiser:
Without a doubt, Terrance Lindall is the foremost illustrator of Paradise Lost in our age, comparable to other great illustrators through the ages, and someone who has achieved a place of high stature for all time.
For more information, send an email to "Milton at wahcenter dot net" and anticipate a prompt reply.

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At 12:30 PM, Anonymous Tom Ball said...

perhaps Mr. Lindall could modify his plan to cover the ceiling of the Armstrong-Browning Library at Baylor. I would consider it a great leap forward for Baylor's artistic sensibilities, and although the connection between Milton and Browning is tenuous, the existing frescoes are pretty arbitrary as it is.

At 2:41 PM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

I fear such a suggestion might land us in those secret, underground interrogation rooms you warned of in one of your previous comments.

Let's not press our luck . . .

Jeffery Hodges

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At 1:04 PM, Anonymous Bienvenido Bones Banez said...

Wow! Master Terrance Lindall that's our inspiration and the 666 art world regeneration and the great tribulation into colorful paradise lost and that's New Milton Enlightenment!

Your Brother Bones

At 3:21 PM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Certainly a sight to behold!

Jeffery Hodges

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