Today, I am throwing down the gauntlet.  I want to know what art, films, books, photographers etc. you like and if there is anything you think “you know what, I always wandered what that was about…”.

Tell me in the comments and I will work it in to the schedule.

There are literally millions of pieces out there, and while I know a fair few of them, I don’t think by any means I have seen even a tenth of what the visual world has to offer me.  So, pop the name of the picture and the artist, or the name of the film, book with author or anything else you can think of in the comments and I will see what I can come up with about it.

Looking forward to seeing what you guys come up with.

Remember you can find me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter by searching for WidowCranky.


12 thoughts on “Gauntlet…

Add yours

  1. A few years ago I was reading a book titled ‘Inferno’ by Dan Brown. In it, he mentioned about the painting ‘Dante’s hell’ by the Italian artist Dante Alighieri. I was very much fascinated by the way Dante recreated hell. He depicted hell as a place divided into rings, each with it’s own and unique set of torture techniques. It was disturbing but very visually appealing at the same time☺️☺️

    It would be amazing if you could just spare some time out and enlighten us more about that. I can get tons of facts and explanations through google, but I need to see what does an art enthusiast like you think about it. 😊😊

    Thank you 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  2. This would be kind of a fun thing for me, but definitely not something for you to spend too much time on. After reading you post, I googled to find an answer to it but couldn’t find one. I live in Edmonton (Canada) and your post made me wonder where the nearest place i could go to to literally see a gauntlet. I actually have never seen one, or any of the rest of the equipment that goes with it.

    Love your blog.


    Liked by 1 person

  3. I would like to know more about “The Flowers of Evil” by Thomas Theodor Heine. It could be a variant of the Garden of Eden, but the symbolism eludes me. I don’t suppose it’s related to Baudelaire’s “Les Fleurs du Mal”.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a website or blog at

Up ↑

Philosopher Muse

An explorer of volition and soul

The Devil's Playground

The journey through mental health by a sardonic soul

Fort of melancholy

Art & Photography

Ailish Sinclair

Stories and photos from Scotland

Memoirs of Miss Salt...........

Memories of past and present antics!

A Voice in the Dark

An Independent film company

Rich Pieces

Obsessed with film since 1982

BENLEANDER_Design Studio

Branded Storytelling and Visual Design

Big Art Theory Blog

a place where art meets literature in a way unseen before

Zhiguai Translations

Classical Chinese tales of the strange and anomalous, translated (roughly) by Geoff Humble.

Bitchin’ in the Kitchen

..because the thoughts that fall, kicking and screaming from my head need a safe place to land..


MarkovichUniverse AT

Finding French Charming

Finding True Love.. Even After Forty

My expressions

unexpressed thoughts

Channel Zero Archives

Analysis, images, meta & more, celebrating the surreal horror classic, currently streaming on Shudder

Quaint Revival

quirks, quips & photo clicks

It's Turpintime!

Stuff & Bits For The Muddled and Addled.

Things that happened on this date in history. Probably.

Eerie Unsolved

A Mix-Up of Mysteries, Conspiracie and All Things Spooky!

The Battles of Frankie

The failings and anecdotes of an average Aussie woman

The Indy Diarist

A Day in the Life

Leggings & Tea

Books. Art. Life.


Tiling.Renovation. Restoration.Photography

High Lumen

lighting design blog

Lady with Black Lipstick

Hopeless romantic speaking her thoughts.


This is the page where I will share my thoughts about football, my memories and funny stories.

The Latent Being

Believer of Freedom of Mind


A panorama is defined as an unbroken view of the whole region surrounding an observer. My panorama includes a jumbled mess of ideas and thoughts waiting to be typed out. Welcome to my panorama.

Marina Baker

marketing, social media, & business development

Chef Dave, Esq.

Lawyer by trade -- Cook by passion

Dr. Eric Perry’s Blog

Motivate | Inspire | Uplift

Cryssy’s Blog

Loving YOU without the Mask!


just a regular human trying to survive in the city


Your Source For The Coolest Science Stories

Amdall Gallery

Artwork, data analysis, and other projects by Jon

The Planet According to Dom

Where humour and adventure collide

O' Canada

Reflections on Canadian Culture From Below the Border

%d bloggers like this: