Sir Frank Dicksee, The Two Crowns

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The bright, multi-colored moment of triumph and celebration contrasts starkly with the dark figure carved in wood.  Note that the golden pattern on the wind-blown  banner behind the Christ figure forms a radiant halo around his head. The golden armor on the knight and his caparisoned mount will pass away long before the spiritual gold of the suffering man on the cross.

And the knight realizes this truth as he looks upward to one higher than himself

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At least one critic, though (Joesph A, Kestner), sees The Two Crowns as a celebration of "male dominance," and "Aryan empowerment" over subservient women -- bringing to mind Spinoza's comment:

 “What Paul says about Peter tells us more about Paul than about Peter."

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