Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentines day

Zoro the Love Bandit,
Zoro the Love Bandit, pig landscape, painting by Delilah Smith

About This Painting:
Zoro the Love Bandit
Zoro the Party Pig is back at it stealing a little love.10x8 oil on canvas mounted on hardboard ready to frame.

Delilah Smith, Michigan Oil Painter, USA

Media: oil
Size: 8 in X 10 in (20.3 cm X 25.4 cm)
Price: $200 USD

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Did you know that Valentine’s Day didn’t start as a day of love -but with an execution? The good Saint Valentine got his head cut off under the order Claudius II on February 14th, 270. St. Valentine left a note for the jailer’s daughter and signed it “From Your Valentine”.

Did you know Cupid was a Mythological Cad? He left his wife and the ‘other woman’ put a curse on her and she fell into a coma.

February 14th is also the anniversary of Chicago’s 1929 gangland hit famously known as Valentine’s Day Massacre.
History of Valentine's Day
Saint Valentine was said to have demonstrated courage and valor in helping Christian martyrs being persecuted under Emperor Claudius II in Rome, during a time when giving any kind of aid to Christians was considered a crime. Valentinus was arrested and imprisoned for this crime. He was condemned to death. He was beaten with clubs, stoned and finally beheaded outside the Flaminian Gate. After his death, this gate was known as Porta Valentini, later being renamed Porta Popolo.
There is a legend that says while awaiting his execution, he befriended his jailer's blind daughter whose sight he restored to her. According to Alfonso Villiegas, in his book "Lives of Saints" the jailer was Asterios, one of the Emperor's lieutenants. He and his family were converted to Christianity by St. Valentine, and they were condemned to death by Claudius II. Furthermore, according to legend, on the eve of Valentinus' death, he wrote a farewell message to the jailer's daughter and signed it. This is how Valentines Day evolved.



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1 comment:

Jennifer Morrison - A Fine Artist said...

OOHHH!!! You are pretty clever!! I see you took the painting challenge and went all the way with both photos! COOL! Thanks for the Kudos!!!!