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 )

Google photo

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

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter 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 ↑

Jason Youngman

Exploring philosophical, psychological and spiritual ideas with a view to illuminating the mind.

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


Two forks. One girl

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

Memories of past and present antics!

A Voice in the Dark

An Independent film company

On the Shelf

Film : Comics : Music : Nostalgia

Ben Leander Willgruber | Visual Designer and Writer

Design and Writing Portfolio by Ben Leander

Big Art Theory Blog

a place where art meets literature in a way unseen before

A Guy Called Bloke

Storytelling My Life For You!

Zhiguai Translations

Chinese Tales of the Strange and Anomalous, translated (roughly) by Geoff Humble

Anonymole - apocryphal agitators

Mental meanderings of philosophical provocateurs

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

Fang and Saucer

From Stokervania to Austenland - to Infinity and Beyond!

Quaint Revival

quirks, quips & photo clicks

It's Turpintime!

Stuff & Bits For The Muddled and Addled.

Squiggly Muse

When the universe hands me a pen and then regrets it

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.

The Reputation of a Student

Oliver would be proud


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

Psychology to Motivate | Inspire | Uplift

Cryssy’s Blog

Loving YOU without the Mask!

The Insides

Darkness exists for the light to shine


just a regular human trying to survive in the city


The Fun Side Of Science

%d bloggers like this: