Untwinned Horn

Norah Lovell's avatar Norah Lovell

Untwinned Horn: A narrative series of casein on panel paintings borrowing from the ancient Anglo Saxon riddle poems of the Symphosius. Ten images interpret tenth century riddle poems wherein the subjects (hair, mule, stone…) emerge by asking puzzling questions about themselves, in a sense riddling themselves full of holes. In a New Orleans Gambit Review (Best of New Orleans, Jan.14, 2014), Eric Brookhardt wrote, "Norah Lovell's colorfully intricate compositions can be seductive yet elusive. Like fragments of dreams that linger upon waking, they draw us in with elements of beauty, familiarity and intrigue while defying easy interpretation. Rendered in pencil and gouache, these small (12 inches by 16 inches) but very precise compositions hint at the shadowy baroque elegance of Boccaccio's Decameron tales, or the old Venetian carnivals where the beautiful and the sinister, darkness and light, flickered kaleidoscopically."

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 2 inches
  • Medium: Casein on panel
  • Width: 12 inches
  • Year created: 2013
  • Height: 16 inches