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Odysseus


Odysseus Becoming Our Own Gods Odysseus a pictorial depiction of our journey through life.  Oil on canvas, 36 inches by 72 inches, 2008 refinished 2011. Buy Original Painting from Saatchi Art I originally finished The Odyssey in 2008 but then reworked it in the fall of 2011 for my show “God Factory”. In the Odyssey one witnesses a move into human consciousness, a consciousness that is not present in the Iliad. The Odyssey shows man becoming accountable and introspective,  human traits not encountered in the Iliad. Philosophy Behind the Painting The Odyssey I believe is the greatest story ever told because it is  […]

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Byzantine painting inspired by Museum of Argolis exhibit


Byzantine Byzantine, Oil on wood, 48 inches by 24 inches, 2015 Buy the original painting now From Saatchi Art My painting Byzantine is a rendition of a carving I first came across in the Archaeological Museum of Argos Greece. It has since been moved and is now in the recently opened Byzantine Museum of Argolis.  Opened in March 2017. The templon closure slab with a relief representation of a peacock pecking grapes is from the church of the Virgin Mary, Larissa Castle, Argos, 2nd half of the 12th century. Symbolism Byzantine sculptures often involved symbols, such as vines, alpha and omega […]

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Zeus and Io, Io Tells Her Story


Zeus Io, Io Tells Her Story Zeus Io.  Io was, in Greek mythology, a priestess of Hera in Argos. Seduced by Zeus, he changed her into a heifer to escape detection. His wife Hera sent ever-watchful Argus with 100 eyes to guard her, but Hermes was sent to distract the guardian and slay him. Oil on canvas, 24 inches by 48 inches, 2011. My objective in creating the picture was to encapsulate in a single image the mythological journey of Io and her relationship with Zeus, Hera and Hermes. I used the same formula in my rendition of the Odyssey which […]

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Roger Williamson Art Prints at Magus Books


 Roger Williamson Art Prints Available now at Magus Books & Herbs Order online or visit the store in Minneapolis All prints are 8.5 inches  by 11 inches and are sealed in a clear envelope with backing board. Click on images to view or purchase           Newsletter Sign Up

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Ghosts In The Domaine


Ghosts In The Domaine Ghosts In The Domaine is a glimpse of paintings created by Roger Williamson at his studio, “The Domaine” in Minneapolis. Roger Williamson Art Newsletter Sign Up

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Art Prints at Magus Books


Roger Williamson Art Prints If you are in, or travelling through Minneapolis, pop by Magus and pick up a Roger Williamson print. Prints are 8.5 by 11 inch and available at Magus Books in Minneapolis, 1-800-99MAGUS.  $15.00 each  

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Greek God of Sleep Hypnos


Greek God of Sleep Hypnos Oil on canvas, 16 inches by 20 inches, 2015.  SOLD. Inspired by a bronze statue from the British Museum London which I first encountered in the late 1960’s early 70’s. The god of sleep Hypnos, first appears in mythology in the works of one of the earliest Greek poets, Hesiod (lived around 700 BC), where he as (Sleep) and Thanatos (Death) were the terrible sons of Nyx (Night). He was, however, generally viewed as benevolent to mankind. The god was frequently mentioned in literary sources, and associated with poppies and sleep-inducing herbs. Hypnos’ wings allowed him to move […]

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Roger Williamson at Salón Arcano Gallery


Roger Williamson New Gallery at the Salón Arcano:   Salon Arcano Gallery The Salón Arcano Gallery exhibits works that deny the existence of a dividing line between art and hermetic philosophy. About Salón Arcano Gallery Hermetic Philosophy and Hermetic Art are not two independent manifestations that have some connections and links between them: they are one and the same thing. Our tradition teaches that art is the expression of our philosophy and our philosophy is the expression of our art. The Salón Arcano Gallery was, in its origins, inspired by the Salon de la Rose+Croix of Paris, created in 1892 by Josephín […]

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Anesidora, Pandora


Anesidora, Pandora Oil on wood panel, 96 inches by 48 inches, 2013.  Price on request. Anesidora in English Pandora, she who sends up gifts, is a title of the Greek Pandora.   It is she who releases man’s opportunities, the challenges we need to overcome so we might grow, from the vase given to her by the Gods. This is the center panel of the triptych     Fall of Man

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Tarot Tower Explained


Tarot Tower Explained The Tower is destroyed from within and not from without.  It symbolizes that we have reached the point in our journey where we have the courage to transcend the false idea we have of ourselves, the Tower.  Escaping it we release who we truly are and see the Tower for what it is, an eidolon. Tarot of the Morning Star Tarot of the Morning Star Book Reprint

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