Michael's Prog Drum Blog is a blog about Prog Drumming. The purpose here is the discussion of drumming in Prog music, be that Prog Rock, Prog Jazz, Prog Metal, or anything else I decide is worth calling prog!
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Retablo de Ciudad Rodrigo
I have recently been obsessed with the Retablo de Ciudad Rodrigo, an altarpiece created in 1493 by Fernando Gallego and the Maestro Bartolome. It consists of 26 panels approximately 3' x 4' and it is the jewel of the University of Arizona art collection. Originally, the panels were assembled together in a massive framework that covered the entire wall behind the main altar of the cathedral of the city of Rodrigo, Spain. The framework, or Gothic tracery, has been lost, hence the black lines at the top indicating the frames' original position. This image, The Creation of Eve, was produced by Bartolome and depicts Eve being extracted fully formed from the sleeping figure of Adam. Christ is present in the Garden indicating his existence since the Creation.
I am a Prog drummer. I have a Prog band in which I do the Prog drumming. I also teach drumming and write articles about drumming and teaching.
Oh, I'm also an artist and an art teacher as well as a music teacher and it all kind of gets mixed up sometimes so you may have to put up with stuff besides prog drumming because, after all, this is my blog and I can do whatever I want.