Thursday, August 29, 2013

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The Golden Fleece and the Lamb of God

The parable of the lost sheep. Golden Fleece pendant by Cartier. Gasc compares the Golden Fleece of Jason to the Lamb of God. The Lamb of God. The Argo, ship of Jason and the Argonauts. The Order of the Golden Fleece.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Feminine St. Michael

"The worship of the Greek goddess of wisdom, "Sophia" ...the archangel Michael incarnate,"

The Barque of St. Peter, the Fishnet of Judgement, and the Queen of the South

Rogier van der Weyden "St. Michael Weighing the Souls, from the Last Judgement". Gasc refers to the Dipper as the Barque of St. Peter, and his fishnet as the Last Judgement. She references the Queen of the South with the Last Judgement, because the Queen of Sheba traveled to hear the wisdom of Solomon. Christ said that Sheba would witness that His generation had rejected one who was greater than Solomon.(Here we have Egyptian queens representing the Queen of the South). Queen Hatshepsut. Jan van Eyck`s "St. Michael at the Last Judgement" 1420s or 1430s (click to enlarge). Has Gasc touched on the Queen of the South and the feminine depictions of St. Michael at the End of Days?

Thursday, August 22, 2013

The Pigments of Poussin

"The Assumption of the Virgin" by Poussin located in the Louvre, Paris. ARQUA collage with the Poussin pigments and his signatures. "The Death of the Virgin" 1623 by Nicolas Poussin located at a church in Brussels. The pigments have been analyzed and are the same as were used in the two little paintings of Gasc including Poussin`s special red and the expensive ultramarine blue made with lapis lazuli.

Poussin and Rennes- le- Chateau

A collage from the ARQUA Magazine interview with Francois Gasc.

Sunday, August 18, 2013


The shore of the See of Galilee near Capharneum. Also called Lake Kinnaret or Lake Genesereth. It is here where Peter and his brother went fishing.

Sea of Galilee


The Dipper as the "Barque of St. Peter"

Gasc refers to the Big Dipper as the "Barque of St. Peter".

The Queen of the South

"Queen of the South is an alternative title for the Queen of Sheba. The phrase Queen of the South is used in the New Testament and is attributed to Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is quoted in the Bible as to have said "The queen of the South will rise up at the judgment with the men of this generation and condemn them, for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and behold, something greater than Solomon is here." (Matthew 12: 42) (Luke 11: 31) Gasc mentions the Queen of the South as one of the mysteries in her paintings.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Pompeii Glass

"Emerald green glass dish in the form of a boat, possibly for condiments, from Pompeii." Blue glass from Pompeii.


Naples with Vesuvius and lightning. Pompeii with the Sator square from the ARQA Magazine interview with Gasc Part III.