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Joseph Simpson: Design for a bookplate, c. 1879-1900 (via: Forbes.com)
Lillie Langtry and Sarah Bernhardt, 1887
Hold on by ~Mircalla-Tepez
Model/Stlying: Mircalla Tepez
Photographer/Editor: Hans Dampf - Steampunk Fotografie [link]
Project: Steam Wars
Photographer: Ruud de Korte
Location: Kasteeltuinen, Arcen.
Model: Juliette von Hohengraben
William Holman Hunt, The Shadow of Death, 1870-73, Leeds City Gallery.
“He made himself no reputation and took upon him the form of a servant, and being found in fashion, as a man; he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the Cross.” (inscription on frame)
Probably my favourite painting from today - Christ’s shadow casting onto the wooden plank on the back foreshadowing the Crucifixion is too good, as is the crown of thorns inside the chest by the Virgin Mary.
The Conversion on the Road to Damascus, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, 1600-1601. Oil on wood. Italian Baroque.
This famous painting depicts the Biblical scene of Saul (later Paul) journeying to Damascus, Syria, when he received a vision of Christ crying, “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?” Until this point, Saul was a very strict Pharisee (a legalistic Jew) who persecuted Christians and massacred many. According to the Book of Acts, Saul was blinded by his vision and later converted to Christianity when a fellow Christian restored his vision.
This painting was one of two commissioned to depict Rome’s patron saints, Peter and Paul. Saul’s animated face demonstrates his internal conflict as he is blinded by a heavenly light visible only to him. The realistic, dynamic depiction of Saul is characteristic of Caravaggio’s style. The painting, while religious in nature, is not so fantastic that an ordinary person cannot relate to it.
This painting now resides in the
Cerasi Chapel, Santa Maria del Popolo, in Rome.
Nevertheless art will be Christian, and will reveal in its beauty the interior reflection of the radiance of grace, only if it overflows from a heart suffused by grace. — Jacques Maritain (via samsconsciousness)
God does not ask for ‘religious’ art or ‘Catholic’ art. The art He wants for Himself is Art, with all its teeth. — Jacques Maritain [x] (via gothicchristian)
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