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___________________________________________ 15th-century English Lollards stand, impassively defiant, in a dungeon before an ecclesiastical court._______________________________________ Lollardy was a late medieval (originating c. 1382) religious movement based on the writings and teachings of John Wyclif, a theologian at Oxford University. Wyclif was a scholar-priest who initially advanced to hold several important posts at Oxford and was an early translator of sections of the Latin bible into English. In defiance of the established Church view of religion as an outward, power-and-ritual-based hierarchy of God's word interpreted and passed down by clerics, Wyclif's writings and teachings declared, among other heresies, that religion could be a private experience between an individual and God, and that the mysticism of God's grace was revealed to people through the Bible._______________________________________ Many of those involved in the seminal Peasant's Revolt of 1381 (also known as The Great Rising or Wat Tyler's Rebellion) were followers of Wyclif, notably John Ball, a Lollard priest famous for his couplet on the equality of man: 'When Adam delved and Eve span, Who was then the gentleman?' Although the revolt was a failure, it marked the beginning of the fall of serfdom in the British Isles, and Lollards would preach the the equality of man as created by God, the necessity of a bible in the vernacular, the ordination of women and other issues abhorrent to the powerful Church into the 15th and 16th centuries (from the reign of Richard II to that of Henry VIII); ecclesiastical courts then progressively increased the trying, condemning and burning of Lollards at the stake, which had begun at the turn of the 15th century._______________________________________ Digital oils from an original photograph shot May 22, 2010.
RC DeWinter, Fairfield, CT Member Since December 2008 Artist StatementHello and welcome to my portfolio on Imagekind. Here's a bit about me:
RC deWinter is a Connecticut writer/digital artist whose artwork has been published in many print and online journals, including, among others, The American Muse, Fine Art Photography, Poetry Nook, 2River View, Pink Panther, Official Feature Online Entertainment Magazine, Garden Tripod and also used as set décor on ABC-TV’s “Desperate Housewives." In 2013 Ms. deWinter she was one of six finalists for a Shorty Award, the national social media awards, in art. Ms. deWinter is honored to be the first digital artist invited to exhibit at the Arts of Tolland Gallery in Connecticut. Her 4-week solo exhibition was an unqualified success. Her poetry publication credits include The New York Times, Uno: A Poetry Anthology, 2River View, Another Sun, Pink Panther Magazine, Pilcrow & Dagger, Plum Ruby Review, Poetry Life and Times and numerous other print/online publications. If you enjoy my work, please spread the word, and thank you for stopping by.