The Face of Mary?
Apparently this painting of Mary, with a deep look in her eyes, is a forensic artist’s rendering of the Virgin Mary based on the image of our Lord on the Shroud of Turin, in combination with a …
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"The dual substance of Christ–the yearning, so human, so superhuman, of man to attain God...has always been a deep inscrutable mystery to me. My principle anguish and source of all my joys and sorrows from my youth onward has been the incessant, merciless battle between the spirit and the flesh..and my soul is the arena where these two armies have clashed and met." – Nikos Kazantzakis, from the book The Last Temptation of Christ Another redux of one of my most "favorited" images... Detail of…
Tuesday 12th December: Virgin of the Angels
Well, look at us! We're halfway there already which means I should probably crack on and write my ghost story for Christmas Eve. In the meantime, here's our next Mary... Virgin of the Angels (1881) William-Adolphe Bouguereau I've gone all traditional today, with William-Adolphe Bouguereau (or 'William-Electric Boogaloo' as my brain insists on calling him) and his silky-smooth academic style. He painted over 800 pictures you know. Blimey. What I love about Bouguereau is that he was determined…
Ángel triste con cruz
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Lifelike Sculptures of the Remarkable Human Form Are Modern-Day Classics
“The human being is three-dimensional, that is probably the main reason why we are attracted to sculpture, it is the closest artistic representation of ourselves.”
Depicting the Virgin cradling Christ’s dead body, works like this one were known in German as vesperbilds, owing to their incorporation into the liturgy of the evening prayer (vespers) on Good