18" X 24" ACRYLIC & INK - Landulf II is the real-life personification of the KLINGSOR personality from Wolfrem's 'PARCEVAL" & Wagner's opera 'PARSIFAL'. Little historical accounts have been made abouth this Landulf. Walter J Stein's "HOLY GRAIL & THE 9TH CENTURY' AS WELL AS TREVOR RAVENSCROFT'S "SPEAR OF DESTINY' describe him vividly. He was the most notorious tyrant of the 9th century, as well as the most dangerous & treacherous. Outwardly the Bishop & Count of the Sicilian district of Capua, the 3rd most important person in Europe at the time (after the Pope & Emperor Louis, as well as part of a long Lombardian dynasty occupying Italy, in reality the Landulf was a Dark Adept , trained in the Black Arts while in Cairo. Despite his outward appearance as an ally of the Pope, Landulf was secretly in league with the invading Moors, & betrayed the Church to them. Accounts of the gruesome & heinous rites that he and his secret circle practised areapparently guarded by others of that sect, but Hitler believed himself to be a reincarnation of this Landulf II, & even practised the same rites with the occult brotherhood that he was initiated into by Deiter Eckhart at Landulf's very own Castle Balot. Even other notable tyrants, such as Vlad the Impaler pale alongside this remarkable personality. completed in May of '09. I tried to portray hime differently than he is usually portrayed in Wagner's opus. My own clumsy efforts, however, will never come close to the reality.