Dragon exhibition in Paris

“It has the piercing gaze of the living and the fixed stare of the dead,” says dragonologist Jean-Marie Privat, “[and] breathes only in the shades of a strong, structured, nay, monotheistic state. It is both a representation of, and a figure of the transgression of, power, as testified by its presence in carnival. It is the incarnation of combat between good and evil, as in the Apocalypse.” It think it’s probably a few more things than that (“He was very notorious for robbing of Orchards..the frequent spoyls and damages of Trees..committed by this Apple-Dragon”), but the expo at the Paris Museum looks good.

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