EMH with church (together), are without doubt, two of our most important historical buildings in Western Christendom, evoking our journey – our story, the entire history of Europe.
House, church, the architectural language, and wall paintings, bearing some of our most important and recognisable early Christian symbols and those of Greek Mythology.
When the wall paintings were found at EMH in the 1930s, the paintings were misinterpreted by eminent scholars. However, it is inconceivable that today, scholars continue to regurgitate the mis- information for nearly a century - referring to them as “an English interpretation of French verdure tapestry.” I want you all to think about what that means. Because, if I am honest, I, too, found myself repeating that until one day, I heard myself, and it did not make sense. There is an idiom in the UK, informal saying, “there’s nowt so queer as folk” (to emphasize strange behaviour), rather like in 1911 the Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre, and people queued in their thousands outside the Louvre to see the space where it once hung.
Since 2019 when I broke the code for the wall paintings (CM Taylor), I have tried to engage with those in the various pertinent field of study, sadly, without success. However, we are working to create a programme – “The Art of Recognition”. There are three main factors to be observed, the relevant people, the architectural language, and the wall paintings. It would be an absolute travesty of imbecilic and moronic proportions for these two significant buildings not to be used for the education of our future generations (as a matter of fact, it will be criminal). I am now embarking on a massive undertaking (evidence-based); to show our journey – our human story with clarity. We are working on a Timeline for all to see. It is said, “An argument derives from a lack of facts,” which I have in abundance so I will refrain from any strong rhetoric for now. However, be assured that everything we will put into the public domain will be evidence-based.
We will be looking at relevant and relatable people – just to list a few: Louis XV of France, Cardinal Fleury, St Bernard of Clairvaux, the Knights Templars and the Pilgrim’s trail.
St Bernard of Clairvaux
Architecture: Carcassonne, France. Gravensteen (Castle of the Counts). Spyker – both in Ghent, Belgium. Meersburg Castle, Germany. The Holy Cross Abbey in County Tipperary, Ireland.
Holy Cross Abbey Tipperary Ireland
Wall paintings: St Cadoc’s Church in Llancarfan, Wales. Kinneil House Bo’ness, Scotland. And Guedelon Castle (Treigny), France. (And Frescos) Palazzo (Villa) Farnese, Italy.
With our education programme, we feel it also gives us the perfect opportunity for an eco-friendlier way of marketing and consuming – as we did before in days of old. Merchants have sailed the world for hundreds of years (thousands!) to bring some of the finest materials known to us and good craftsmanship that is repairable. However, in recent times, we seem to have been blown off course, indulging in a throw-away society, which over time, is a false economy and is proving detrimental to our environment. The fact is, we have now run out of landfill sites. Thus, we can no longer continue with our throw-away lifestyle.
Wise men once adorned their significant civic buildings, houses, and gardens with symbols, hoping that those who had to make big decisions in life would be inspired to think wisely.
Not all art should be locked away in museums and galleries; it must be in our daily lives; we all benefit greatly. It becomes the norm, a way of thinking.
Sadly, our ignorance is relied upon to neutralise others' orgy of ignorance.