Thursday, August 4, 2016


"Never," said Hagrid irritably, "try an' get a straight answer out of a centaur."
~J.K. Rowling

My younger daughter picked today's topic. Centaurs! I'm really curious about the centaur who is shooting its own tail (on Georgian money). What's up with that?

Centaur, Basilica San Giulio, 12th century
photo by Wolfgang Sauber

by John LaFarge

Centaur (Harry Potter Studio Tour)
photo by Peyton Eyre

Chiron and Achilles c1922-1925
by John Singer Sargent

Bestiary, Royal MS, 1200-1210

The Centaurs Nobody Respects
by Will McPhail

National Bank of Georgia


Retta said...

I don't know why I find centaurs so intriguing. I didn't know both LaFarge and Sargent painted them!

But I adored the humorous "The Centaurs Nobody Respects". So very clever!

Once again, a most enjoyable post!

HWY said...

I really like the Disrespected Centaurs pieces, too. Very cool.

And I'm sure there's symbolic meaning in the centaur/dragon stamp...just don't know what it might be.