Monday, January 24, 2011

maudlin monday

Not really. But the word for this week's Every Inchie Monday challenge is maudlin. This has been the most difficult one to conceptualize so far.


From http://wordsmith.org/words/maudlin.html


"After Mary Magdalene, a Biblical character who was a follower of Jesus. In medieval art she was depicted as a penitent weeping for her sins (she washed the feet of Jesus with her tears) and her name became synonymous with tearful sentimentality.
The name Magdalene means "of Magdala" in Greek and is derived after a town on the Sea of Galilee. The name Magdala, in turn, means tower in Aramaic. So here we have a word coined after a person, who was named after a place, which was named after a thing."


This inchie features Titian's painting of Mary Magdalene and a photo of a sign for a place called Maudlin, which I believe is in England. The images were digitally altered, printed out onto paper, and mounted on a paint chip.

11 comments:

dosfishes said...

Great interpretation and we get to learn something from your post, thanks. xox corrine

Barbara said...

How interesting! Thank you for that bit of information about the derivation of the word. A lot went into your little inchie!

Mary Welsh Hubbard said...

I completely learned something new - awesome! :O)

Threads of Inspiration said...

Thanks for the information on the word! I thought this one was pretty challenging, but of course, that is when you learn something new!

Kris said...

Wow! great inchie and I feel like I learned something ever so important...and maybe something I should have already known. Good work!!

Linda said...

Thanks for the interpretation of maudlin. Nice job. Linda

Joanne Huffman said...

Excellent (and informative) maudlin inchie.

Lezlei Ann Young said...

Wow! Informative AND a great inchie! Lezlei

jackie said...

Great info and great interpretation!

Cat said...

a wonderful composition, love the way you pulled this together!

tangled stitch said...

I can relate to maudlin, very glad I didn't see the prompt!