Year of publication: 2008
Keywords: Collections and Anthologies
The Best of Lucius Shepard
Fantasy, Science fiction, Magical Realism
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THE BEST OF LUCIUS SHEPARD by Lucius Shepard The Man Who Painted the Dragon Griaule “Other than the Sichi Collection, Cattanay’s only surviving works are to be found in the Municipal Gallery at Regensburg, a group of eight oils-on-canvas, most notable among them being Woman With Oranges. These paintings constitute his portion of a student exhibition hung some weeks after he had left the city of his birth and travelled south to Teocinte, there to present his proposal to the city fathers; it is unlikely he ever learned of the disposition of his work, and even more unlikely that he was aware of the general critical indifference with which it was received. Perhaps the most interesting of the group to modern scholars, the most indicative as to Cattanay’s later preoccupations, is the Self Portrait, painted at the age of twenty-eight, a year before his departure. “The majority of the canvas is a richly varnished black in which the vague shapes of...