Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Sol Invictus



Anselm Kiefer's Sol Invictus
Kiefer is one of my favorite living artists, and I’m happy to live near Fort Worth, where many of his works are housed. I post this here not only because of my appreciation of his art but also because of the title: Sol Invictus—Latin for “invincible sun"—is the epithet for Mithra, whose birthday is celebrated on the winter solstice as part of the Zoroastrian/Persian festival Yalda.

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