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TAOS WRITERS COLLABORATIVE CENTER
A WRITER'S CENTER
FOR TAOS WRITERS
BILL RANE FINE ART GALLERY
PRESENTING the ART
of BILL RANE
BOOKS AND FINE ART CARDS
RANE, known for his luminous
and colorful oil paintings, married the classical with the
contemporary. His timeless textured canvases are full of myths and
glyphs and codices. His unique style encompasses goddesses and
geese, pelicans and pomegranates, mythical animals and sea creatures.
His range is broad - from the intuit of ancient cave paintings to the
embrace of elaborate sea scrolls. The Hellenic female form appears in
much of his work.
BILL RANE also wrote a poetic
Bildungsroman novel titled, TALFULANO. On the
back jacket there is reference to a work in progress
titled: THE DIARY OF A TOMB PAINTER.
Although he never wrote much for the book, he did live it. Bill
mused on what images the Pharaoh, planning with his tomb painter,
wanted placed on the chamber walls to aid his passage into the
“Paint, no battles, no accomplishments.
Paint the feeling of the great river winding through the land and
lovers lying on her shores. Paint children at play in the bulrushes.
Paint the graceful Ibis wading. Paint fishermen in their boats catching
fish and the great muscled flanks of my horse, his exquisite head with
his nostrils flaring. Paint the beauty of the Queen’s sad eyes, the
curve of her neck and bodice. Paint the great ocean with her sea birds.
Paint the feminine… paint women washing clothes at the river’s edge,
women in the market, mother with child. Paint musicians playing and
villagers dancing. Paint the great mating rituals of men and of beasts.
Let your brushes and your paint celebrate the beauty of life, tomb
painter! It is remembrance of the light that ferries the soul to the