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Offline Mark 79

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Re: Beautiful Art
« Reply #30 on: December 30, 2021, 11:21:34 PM »
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  • I thought this commentary was as interesting as Michelangelo's image of himself.

    A self-portrait

    St. Bartholomew  (detail), Michelangelo, *Last Judgment*, Sistine Chape, fresco, 1534-1541 (Vatican City, Rome)

    St. Bartholomew (detail), Michelangelo (flayed), Last Judgment, Sistine Chape, fresco, 1534-1541 (Vatican City, Rome)

    Even more poignant is Michelangelo’s insertion of himself into the fresco. His is the face on the flayed skin held by St. Bartholomew, an empty shell that hangs precariously between heaven and hell. To his learned audience, the flayed skin would bring to mind not only the circuмstances of the saint’s martyrdom but also the flaying of Marsyas by Apollo. In his foolish arrogance, Marsyas challenged Apollo to a musical contest, believing his skill could surpass that of the god of music himself. His punishment for such hubris was to be flayed alive. That Michelangelo should identify with Marsyas is not surprising. His contemporaries had dubbed him the “divine” Michelangelo for his ability to rival God himself in giving form to the ideal body. Often he lamented his youthful pride, which had led him to focus on the beauty of art rather than the salvation of his soul. So, here, in a work done in his mid 60s, he acknowledges his sin and expresses his hope that Christ, unlike Apollo, will have mercy upon him and welcome him into the company of the elect.

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    Re: Beautiful Art
    « Reply #31 on: January 04, 2022, 02:12:40 AM »
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  • "Allegory of Charity" - Francisco de Zurbaran
    "Be not deceived, God is not mocked." - Gal. 6:7


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    Re: Beautiful Art
    « Reply #32 on: January 04, 2022, 02:15:23 AM »
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  • "Angel offering flowers to the Virgin" - Simone Martini
    "Be not deceived, God is not mocked." - Gal. 6:7

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    Re: Beautiful Art
    « Reply #33 on: January 04, 2022, 07:01:54 AM »
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  • John Singer Sargent - The Confession

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    I very much love this image and have never seen it before!  Thank you!

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    Re: Beautiful Art
    « Reply #34 on: January 09, 2022, 03:39:42 PM »
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  • Maybe my overall favorite, there are higher res versions of this but are lower quality overall and don't capture the individual details well at all and the highest res scan is straight up blurry.

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    Re: Beautiful Art
    « Reply #35 on: January 09, 2022, 03:45:35 PM »
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  • I started putting a few of my high-resolution favorites here: http://judaism.is/sacred-art.html

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    Re: Beautiful Art
    « Reply #36 on: January 09, 2022, 03:52:21 PM »
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  • I've really been liking illuminated manuscript artwork lately.

    God the Father enthroned from an illuminated Missal, c.1520-30
    "The declared enemies of God and His Church, heretics and schismatics, must be criticized as much as possible, as long as truth is not denied. It is a work of charity to shout: ‘Here is the wolf!’ when it enters the flock or anywhere else." -- Saint Francis de Sales

    "For there shall be a time, when they will not endure sound doctrine; but, according to their own desires, they will heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears:" [2 Timothy 4:3]

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    Re: Beautiful Art
    « Reply #37 on: January 09, 2022, 04:11:08 PM »
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  • A vintage Holy Card of St. Margaret Mary receiving the revelation of the Sacred Heart

    "The declared enemies of God and His Church, heretics and schismatics, must be criticized as much as possible, as long as truth is not denied. It is a work of charity to shout: ‘Here is the wolf!’ when it enters the flock or anywhere else." -- Saint Francis de Sales

    "For there shall be a time, when they will not endure sound doctrine; but, according to their own desires, they will heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears:" [2 Timothy 4:3]


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    Re: Beautiful Art
    « Reply #38 on: January 09, 2022, 05:15:18 PM »
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    "The declared enemies of God and His Church, heretics and schismatics, must be criticized as much as possible, as long as truth is not denied. It is a work of charity to shout: ‘Here is the wolf!’ when it enters the flock or anywhere else." -- Saint Francis de Sales

    "For there shall be a time, when they will not endure sound doctrine; but, according to their own desires, they will heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears:" [2 Timothy 4:3]

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    Re: Beautiful Art
    « Reply #39 on: January 09, 2022, 06:14:09 PM »
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  • "And behold, two of them went, the same day, to a town which was sixty furlongs from Jerusalem, named Emmaus. And they talked together of all these things which had happened. And it came to pass, that while they talked and reasoned with themselves, Jesus himself also drawing near, went with them." [St. Luke 24:13-15]

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    "The declared enemies of God and His Church, heretics and schismatics, must be criticized as much as possible, as long as truth is not denied. It is a work of charity to shout: ‘Here is the wolf!’ when it enters the flock or anywhere else." -- Saint Francis de Sales

    "For there shall be a time, when they will not endure sound doctrine; but, according to their own desires, they will heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears:" [2 Timothy 4:3]

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    Re: Beautiful Art
    « Reply #40 on: January 09, 2022, 07:55:54 PM »
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  • Catherine of Cleaves praying to the Virgin and Child. ca.1440 from the Hours of the Virgin.



    Singing Angels


    Joachim and Anne meeting at the Golden Gate. The birth of the Virgin
    "The declared enemies of God and His Church, heretics and schismatics, must be criticized as much as possible, as long as truth is not denied. It is a work of charity to shout: ‘Here is the wolf!’ when it enters the flock or anywhere else." -- Saint Francis de Sales

    "For there shall be a time, when they will not endure sound doctrine; but, according to their own desires, they will heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears:" [2 Timothy 4:3]


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    « Reply #41 on: January 09, 2022, 07:58:52 PM »
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  • Presentation of the Virgin at the Temple.
    Joseph designated as the husband of the Virgin. 



    Marriage of the Virgin.
    God dispatching the Archangel Gabriel.



    Annunciation. 
    Visitation.

    "The declared enemies of God and His Church, heretics and schismatics, must be criticized as much as possible, as long as truth is not denied. It is a work of charity to shout: ‘Here is the wolf!’ when it enters the flock or anywhere else." -- Saint Francis de Sales

    "For there shall be a time, when they will not endure sound doctrine; but, according to their own desires, they will heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears:" [2 Timothy 4:3]

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    Re: Beautiful Art
    « Reply #42 on: January 09, 2022, 08:01:53 PM »
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  • Nativity.
    Flight into Egypt. 



    Death of the Virgin.
    Assumption of the Virgin.



    Agony in the Garden.
    Arrest of Christ.

    "The declared enemies of God and His Church, heretics and schismatics, must be criticized as much as possible, as long as truth is not denied. It is a work of charity to shout: ‘Here is the wolf!’ when it enters the flock or anywhere else." -- Saint Francis de Sales

    "For there shall be a time, when they will not endure sound doctrine; but, according to their own desires, they will heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears:" [2 Timothy 4:3]

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    Re: Beautiful Art
    « Reply #43 on: January 09, 2022, 08:05:24 PM »
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  • Christ before Caiphas.
    Christ mocked.



    Christ before Pilate.
    Christ before Herod.



    Flagellation of Christ.
    Christ crowned with thorns.

    "The declared enemies of God and His Church, heretics and schismatics, must be criticized as much as possible, as long as truth is not denied. It is a work of charity to shout: ‘Here is the wolf!’ when it enters the flock or anywhere else." -- Saint Francis de Sales

    "For there shall be a time, when they will not endure sound doctrine; but, according to their own desires, they will heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears:" [2 Timothy 4:3]

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    Re: Beautiful Art
    « Reply #44 on: January 09, 2022, 08:13:24 PM »
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  • Christ carrying the Cross.
    Preparation of the Cross.
    ca.1440, Hours of the Passion



    Crucifixion.
    Joseph of Arimathea before Pilate.



    Deposition.
    Lamentation.

    "The declared enemies of God and His Church, heretics and schismatics, must be criticized as much as possible, as long as truth is not denied. It is a work of charity to shout: ‘Here is the wolf!’ when it enters the flock or anywhere else." -- Saint Francis de Sales

    "For there shall be a time, when they will not endure sound doctrine; but, according to their own desires, they will heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears:" [2 Timothy 4:3]