Saturday, May 11, 2019

01 Painting, CONTEMPORARY & 20th Century Interpretation of the Bible! With Footnotes - 34

Marina Del Pozo, Spain
Judith
Painting
25.6 H x 21.3 W x 0.8 in

The Book of Judith is the Old Testament of the Bible. The story revolves around Judith, a daring and beautiful widow, who is upset with her Jewish countrymen for not trusting God to deliver them from their foreign conquerors. She goes with her loyal maid to the camp of the enemy general, Holofernes, with whom she slowly ingratiates herself, promising him information on the Israelites. Gaining his trust, she is allowed access to his tent one night as he lies in a drunken stupor. She decapitates him, then takes his head back to her fearful countrymen. The Assyrians, having lost their leader, disperse, and Israel is saved. Though she is courted by many, Judith remains unmarried for the rest of her life. More on The Book of Judith

Marina del Pozo: "Painting is for me one of the most important aims in my life ,the other two are my daughters. I like very much also to draw specially with ink. I lived in Japan for six months and love to paint with chinesse brushes.To observe and reproduce some images of my favorites painters as a declaration of love is one of my sources of inspiration and to Paint plein air is the other. I absolutely love to observe and interact before what I choose to Paint." More on Marina del Pozo





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01 Work, RELIGIOUS ART - Interpretation the bible, With Footnotes - 124

After Sir Anthony van Dyck,  (1599–1641)
Removal of the cross
Oil on canvas
140 x 120
Private collection

The Descent from the Cross, Deposition of Christ, or Removal of the cross, is the scene, as depicted in art, from the Gospels' accounts of Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus taking Christ down from the cross after his crucifixion. In Byzantine art the topic became popular in the 9th century, and in the West from the 10th century. The Descent from the Cross is the 13th Station of the Cross.

Other figures not mentioned in the Gospels who are often included in depictions of this subject include St. John the Evangelist, who is sometimes depicted supporting a fainting Mary, and Mary Magdalene. More on the decent from the cross

Sir Anthony van Dyck, ( 22 March 1599 – 9 December 1641) was a Flemish Baroque artist who became the leading court painter in England, after enjoying great success in Italy and Flanders. He is most famous for his portraits of Charles I of England and his family and court, painted with a relaxed elegance that was to be the dominant influence on English portrait-painting for the next 150 years. He also painted biblical and mythological subjects, displayed outstanding facility as a draughtsman, and was an important innovator in watercolour and etching. The Van Dyke beard is named after him. More Sir Anthony van Dyck



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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

01 Works, RELIGIOUS ART - Interpretation the bible, With Footnotes - 122

Sir Anthony van Dyck,  (1599–1641)
Descent from the Cross
Oil on canvas
Height: 195 cm (76.7 in); Width: 166 cm (65.3 in)
National Gallery of Armenia

The Descent from the Cross, or Deposition of Christ, is the scene, as depicted in art, from the Gospels' accounts of Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus taking Christ down from the cross after his crucifixion. In Byzantine art the topic became popular in the 9th century, and in the West from the 10th century. The Descent from the Cross is the 13th Station of the Cross.


Other figures not mentioned in the Gospels who are often included in depictions of this subject include St. John the Evangelist, who is sometimes depicted supporting a fainting Mary, and Mary Magdalene. More on the decent from the cross

Sir Anthony van Dyck, ( 22 March 1599 – 9 December 1641) was a Flemish Baroque artist who became the leading court painter in England, after enjoying great success in Italy and Flanders. He is most famous for his portraits of Charles I of England and his family and court, painted with a relaxed elegance that was to be the dominant influence on English portrait-painting for the next 150 years. He also painted biblical and mythological subjects, displayed outstanding facility as a draughtsman, and was an important innovator in watercolour and etching. The Van Dyke beard is named after him. More Sir Anthony van Dyck



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01 Paintings, Olympian deities, by the artists of their time, with footnotes #40

Hans Zatzka (Austrian, 1859-1949)
Woodland nymphs by a stream 
Oil on canvas
31 1/4 x 22 7/8in (79.4 x 58.1cm)
Private collection

A nymph in Greek mythology and in Latin mythology is a minor female nature deity typically associated with a particular location or landform. Different from other goddesses, nymphs are generally regarded as divine spirits who animate nature, and are usually depicted as beautiful, young nubile maidens who love to dance and sing; their amorous freedom sets them apart from the restricted and chaste wives and daughters of the Greek polis.

A dryad is a tree nymph, specifically the nymphs of oak trees. The dryads of ash trees were called the Meliai... More on Nymph of the Woods

Hans Zatzka (8 March 1859 – 17 December 1945 (or 1949)) was an Austrian Academic and fantasy painter. He has sometimes been known as P. Ronsard,[2] Pierre de Ronsard,[1] or H. Zabateri, and had signed many of his works as Joseph Bernard, J. Bernard, or Bernard Zatzka. The purpose of Zatzka's vast array of pseudonyms was to avoid penalties of breaking contracts which limited the amount of artwork he could sell. This has caused some art databases to conflate Zatzka's work under the pseudonym Joseph Bernard with the French sculptor with the same name.

Hans Zatzka was born on 8 March 1859 in Vienna. Between 1877 and 1882, he studied at the Academie des Beaux-Arts, under Christian Griepenkerl, Karl Wurzinger, and Carl of Blaas. Zatzka was able to earn a living through the production of frescoes for churches and other institutions.

In 1885, Zatzka was commissioned to create the ceiling fresco The Naiad of Baden at Kurhaus Baden.

Many of Zatzka's works were religious paintings and altar pieces dedicated to various churches in Austria. However, he is more known for his paintings of women, fairies, and other fantastical scenes. Often, he would draw inspiration from the works of Richard Wagner and the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm.

In the late 19th and early 20th century, several pieces by Zatzka were photographed and made into commercial and collectable postcards.

Within the 1920s, Zatzka's style became the decor of choice throughout Europe. In addition, the previous thirty years held a resurgence for Zatzka.

Currently, most of Zatzka's paintings reside in private collections. More on Hans Zatzka




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Sunday, May 5, 2019

01 Carving, 15 & 16th Century Carvings & Sculpture from the Bible!; With Footnotes - 8c

Circle of Jacques du Broeucq, (ca. 1500–1584)
Charity, c. mid-16th century
Alabaster, traces of gilding
H. 54 3/4 x W. 17 1/2 x D. 12 3/8 in. (139.1 x 44.5 x 31.4 cm)
 Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Roman Charity is the exemplary story of a woman, Pero, who secretly breastfeeds her father, Cimon, after he is incarcerated and sentenced to death by starvation. She is found out by a jailer, but her act of selflessness impresses officials and wins her father's release.

The story is recorded by the ancient Roman historian Valerius Maximus, and was presented as a great act of filial piety and Roman honour. A painting in the Temple of Pietas depicted the scene. Among Romans, the theme had mythological echoes in Juno's breastfeeding of the adult Hercules, an Etruscan myth. More on Roman Charity

Girolamo Viscardi (1467-1522) ia a Genoese sculptor whose work played an important role in the introduction of the Italian Renaissance style to France around 1500. Girolamo was first employed by Antonio della Porta before collaborating with Giovanni and Michele d'Aria on a tomb monument. During the French occupation of Genoa from 1499, Girolamo began to receive commissions from France, including in 1507 the sculptural decoration for the church of Sainte-Trinité in Fécamp. More on Girolamo Viscardi




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01 Carving, 15 & 16th Century Carvings & Sculpture from the Bible!; With Footnotes - 8b

Attributed to Jacques du Broeucq, (1505-1584), Southern Netherlandish, circa 1550
VIRGIN OF THE ANNUNCIATION
Alabaster
41cm., 16 1/8 in.
Private collection

The Annunciation referred to as the Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Annunciation of Our Lady, or the Annunciation of the Lord, is the Christian celebration of the announcement by the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary that she would conceive and become the mother of Jesus, the Son of God, marking his Incarnation. Gabriel told Mary to name her son Yehoshua , meaning "YHWH is salvation".

According to Luke 1:26, the Annunciation occurred "in the sixth month" of Elizabeth's pregnancy. Many Christians observe this event with the Feast of the Annunciation on 25 March, an approximation of the northern vernal equinox nine full months before Christmas, the ceremonial birthday of Jesus. In England, this came to be known as Lady Day. It marked the new year until 1752. The 2nd-century writer Irenaeus of Lyon regarded the conception of Jesus as 25 March coinciding with the Passion. More The Annunciation

Girolamo Viscardi (1467-1522) ia a Genoese sculptor whose work played an important role in the introduction of the Italian Renaissance style to France around 1500. Girolamo was first employed by Antonio della Porta before collaborating with Giovanni and Michele d'Aria on a tomb monument. During the French occupation of Genoa from 1499, Girolamo began to receive commissions from France, including in 1507 the sculptural decoration for the church of Sainte-Trinité in Fécamp. More on Girolamo Viscardi




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01 Carving, 15 & 16th Century Carvings & Sculpture from the Bible!; With Footnotes - 8a

Attributed to Girolamo Viscardi, (1467-1522)
Italian, Genoa, early 16th century
SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST
Marble
34.5cm., 13 5/8 in
Private collection

John the Baptist (sometimes called John in the Wilderness; also referred to as the Angel of the Desert) was the subject of at least eight paintings by the Italian Baroque artist Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571–1610).

The story of John the Baptist is told in the Gospels. John was the cousin of Jesus, and his calling was to prepare the way for the coming of the Messiah. He lived in the wilderness of Judea between Jerusalem and the Dead Sea, "his raiment of camel's hair, and a leather girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey." He baptised Jesus in the Jordan.

According to the Bible, King Herod's daughter Salome requested Saint John the Baptist's beheading. She was prompted by her mother, Herodias, who sought revenge, because the prophet had condemned her incestuous marriage to Herod. More John the Baptist

Girolamo Viscardi (1467-1522) ia a Genoese sculptor whose work played an important role in the introduction of the Italian Renaissance style to France around 1500. Girolamo was first employed by Antonio della Porta before collaborating with Giovanni and Michele d'Aria on a tomb monument. During the French occupation of Genoa from 1499, Girolamo began to receive commissions from France, including in 1507 the sculptural decoration for the church of Sainte-Trinité in Fécamp. More on Girolamo Viscardi




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Sunday, April 14, 2019

01 Works, CONTEMPORARY & 20th Century Interpretation of the Bible! With Footnotes - 31

ANNIE LEIBOWITZ, (B. 1949)
The Sopranos, (The last supper?), c. 1999
Fujicolor Crystal Archive print
10 1/2 x 23 in. (27 x 58.4 cm.)
Private collection

The Last Supper is the final meal that, in the Gospel accounts, Jesus shared with his Apostles in Jerusalem before his crucifixion. The Last Supper provides the scriptural basis for the Eucharist, also known as "Holy Communion" or "The Lord's Supper".

The four canonical Gospels all state that the Last Supper took place towards the end of the week, after Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem and that Jesus and his Apostles shared a meal shortly before Jesus was crucified at the end of that week. During the meal Jesus predicts his betrayal by one of the Apostles present, and foretells that before the next morning, Peter will deny knowing him.

The three Synoptic Gospels and the First Epistle to the Corinthians include the account of the institution of the Eucharist in which Jesus takes bread, breaks it and gives it to the Apostles, saying: "This is my body which is given for you". The Gospel of John does not include this episode, but tells of Jesus washing the feet of the Apostles, giving the new commandment "to love one another as I have loved you", and has a detailed farewell discourse by Jesus, calling the Apostles who follow his teachings "friends and not servants", as he prepares them for his departure.

Scholars have looked to the Last Supper as the source of early Christian Eucharist traditions. Others see the account of the Last Supper as derived from 1st-century eucharistic practice as described by Paul in the mid-50s. More on The Last Supper

Anna-Lou "Annie" Leibovitz (born October 2, 1949) is an American portrait photographer. She is best known for her engaging portraits—particularly of celebrities—which often feature subjects in intimate settings and poses. She photographed John Lennon on the day he was murdered, and her work has been used on numerous album covers and magazines. She became the first woman to hold an exhibition at Washington's National Portrait Gallery in 1991. More on Anna Leibovitz

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01 Work, CONTEMPORARY & 20th Century Interpretation of the Bible! With Footnotes - 27

CARMEN PARRA, (Mexico City, 1944 -) 
Arcángel San Gabriel, c. 2001
Acrylic, sanguine and gold leaf on paper
86 x 120 cm
Private collection

In the Abrahamic religions, Gabriel is an angel who typically serves as a messenger sent from God to certain people.


In the Old Testament, he appears to the prophet Daniel, delivering explanations of Daniel's visions. In the Gospel of Luke, Gabriel appeared to Zechariah and the Virgin Mary, foretelling the births of John the Baptist and Jesus. In the Book of Daniel, he is referred to as "the man Gabriel", while in the Gospel of Luke, Gabriel is referred to as "an angel of the Lord". Gabriel is not called an archangel in the Bible, but is so called in Intertestamental period sources like the Book of Enoch. In the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches, the archangels Michael, Raphael, and Gabriel are also referred to as saints. In Islam, Gabriel is considered an archangel whom God is believed to have sent with revelation to various prophets, including Muhammad. The 96th chapter of the Quran, The Clot, is believed by Muslims to have been the first chapter revealed by Gabriel to Muhammad. More on St. Gabriel

Carmen Parra (born 1944 in Mexico City) is a Mexican painter. Her work is inspired in the New Spain iconography art: angels, archangel, eagles, butterflies and flowers

She studied at the National High School no. 5 of UNAM and then she continued her social anthropology studies. She also studied graphic design for movies in Royal College of Art of London, painting in Rome and music in Rio de Janeiro.

When she returned to Mexico, she finished her arts studies. Her work and paintings have been exposed in several countries.

Her techniques are oil, gouache, amate paper, serigraphy, among others. More on Carmen Parra





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Saturday, April 13, 2019

02 Works, CONTEMPORARY & Old Master Interpretations of the Bible! With Footnotes - 26

Isabelle Joubert, France
Sistine Madonna's interview
Paper, Acrylic, Spray Paint and Watercolor on Canvas
Size: 31.5 H x 23.6 W x 2 in

"This painting is inspired by covers of magazines. I wanted to mix old and new and used a detail of "Sistine Madonna", painted by the famous painter Raphael in 1514 (Below). This caracter is named saint Barbara. She's not the main caracter of the original painting but her face is beautiful and famous. She could have been on the cover of a magazine if she had lived in our century". Isabelle Joubert

Saint Barbara is a former Christian saint and virgin martyr believed to have lived in Asia Minor in the 3rd century. Her story dates to the 7th century and is retold in the Golden Legend. It is as follows: Dioscurus, the father of Barbara, was a heartless nobleman who had a tower built so that he could lock his daughter away to deter suitors. At first the tower only had two windows; however, Barbara persuaded the workmen to add a third when her father wasn't looking. She also secretly admitted a priest disguised as a doctor, who baptized her to become Christian. When her father returned, Barbara declared that the three windows symbolized the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost who ignited her soul. Dioscurus grew enraged and chased his daughter who had fled the tower. She hid in the crevice of a rock; however, a shepherd told her father of her hiding place. Once found, Barbara was dragged out by the hair and beaten by her father who next handed her over to the Roman authorities. She refused to renounce her Christian beliefs and was tortured. Miraculously, at the moment of her execution by her father's sword, he was struck by lightning, his body devoured by fire. More on Saint Barbara 

Isabelle Joubert is a French painter, working and living in Nantes. The pictures from photos of fashion, advertising or models are the main and the original inspiration for her. After she finds in magazines the suitable photographic material, then she combines with her imagination the pieces to create the final image she wants. After connecting the pieces all together Isabelle adds acrylics, pigments, ink, and sometimes watercolor for patina. Starting from something existing is a sort of constraint which release her creativity. She usually works on series of about 10 artworks and then decides to explore new subjects. Her entire work is permeated by a positive aura and energy with an intense female element in conjunction with nature. Her globetrotter pictures inspire us and in turn take us to beautiful worlds with a variety of colors and optimism. She exhibited mostly in France but also in Switzerland and London. More on Isabelle Joubert

Raphael  (1483–1520)
Sistine Madonna, c. 1513-14
Oil on canvas
Height: 265 cm (104.3 in); Width: 196 cm (77.1 in)
Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Old Masters Gallery) in Dresden

The Sistine Madonna, also called the Madonna di San Sisto, is an oil painting by the Italian artist Raphael Sanzio. The altarpiece was commissioned in 1512 by Pope Julius II for the church of San Sisto, Piacenza. The canvas was one of the last Madonnas painted by the artist. Giorgio Vasari called it "a truly rare and extraordinary work".


Relocated to Dresden from 1754, the well-known painting was particularly influential in Germany and Russia. After World War II, it was relocated to Moscow for a decade before being returned to Germany. It is now a masterpiece of the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister.  

In the painting the Madonna, holding the Christ Child and flanked by Saint Sixtus and Saint Barbara, stands on clouds before dozens of obscured cherubim, while two distinctive winged cherubim rest on their elbows beneath her. More on The Sistine Madonna


Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (April 6 or March 28, 1483 – April 6, 1520), known as Raphael, was an Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance. His work is admired for its clarity of form, ease of composition, and visual achievement of the Neoplatonic ideal of human grandeur. Together with Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, he forms the traditional trinity of great masters of that period.

Raphael was enormously productive, running an unusually large workshop and, despite his death at 37, leaving a large body of work. Many of his works are found in the Vatican Palace. The best known work is The School of Athens in the Vatican Stanza della Segnatura. After his early years in Rome much of his work was executed by his workshop from his drawings, with considerable loss of quality. He was extremely influential in his lifetime, though outside Rome his work was mostly known from his collaborative printmaking. More Raffaello



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02 Works, RELIGIOUS ART - Interpretation the bible, With Footnotes - 119

Tintoretto, (1518–1594)
Finding of the body of Art, Bible, biography, Christ, Classical, CONTEMPORARY, Figurative, Fine Art, footnotes, History, Icons, Jesus, mythology, Paintings, Realism, religion, RELIGIOUS, Zaidan, , circa 1562
Oil on canvas
405.2 × 405.2 cm (13.2 × 13.2 ft)
Pinacoteca di Brera

Tommaso Rangone, “grand guardian” of the Scuola di San Marco in Venice, commissioned Tintoretto in 1562 to paint a cycle depicting episodes associated with the saint, which the artist had completed by 1566. The cycle of large canvases, one of which is the Pinacoteca’s Finding of the Body of Saint Mark, recounted not only the saint’s life but also miracles in which he is alleged to have had a hand. This painting shows the moment when, as the Venetians are busy removing corpses from tombs in their search for Saint Mark’s body, the saint appears to them and imperiously commands them to stop because his body has already been removed from the tomb at the end of the room and is lying at their feet. The presence of a man possessed by devils on the right of the composition adds to the miraculous tone of the episode, which is being observed by the patron Rangone clad in attire befitting his rank. The artist, a skilled narrator, depicts the miracle as though it were taking place on a stage, forcing his “actors” to adopt theatrical and emphatic poses. The observer, or in this case the spectator, is drawn into the heart of the action by the dizzying foreshortening that impresses a profound acceleration on the picture’s spatial depth accentuated by the play of light on the arcades; the dark is split by flashes of light, underscoring the crucial elements in the story, emphasising the volume of the figures and amplifying the unnatural, ghostly pallor of the corpses. More on this painting


Tintoretto, (1518–1594)
Recovery of the corpse of St. Mark
Oil on canvas
 421 x 306 cm
Gallerie dell’Accademia, Venice, Italy

Saint Mark, (flourished 1st century), traditional author of the second Synoptic Gospel. Data on his life found in the New Testament are fragmentary, and most of their historicity has been questioned by critical investigation. That Mark was St. Barnabas’ cousin in Colossians 4:10 may also be authentic.

According to Acts, his mother’s house in Jerusalem was a centre of Christian life, and he accompanied Barnabas and Paul to Antioch (12:25), now Antakya, Tur., where he became their assistant on a mission journey. When they arrived at Perga (near İhsaniye, Tur.), Mark left them and returned to Jerusalem. Mark’s leaving caused Barnabas and Paul to separate, for Paul declined Barnabas’ insistence on giving Mark another chance. Subsequently, Mark sailed to Cyprus with Barnabas, never to be mentioned again in Acts. The dependability of the Acts account is questionable, for its author is particularly interested in explaining the breach between Paul and Barnabas, probably introducing Mark for this reason. In this, he contradicts Paul’s account of their breach in Galatians. 

A close relationship between Mark and St. Peter is suggested by the greetings from “my son Mark”; furthermore, the Apostolic Father Papias of Hierapolis says that Mark’s treatise was based on Peter’s teaching about Jesus. Later tradition assumes that Mark was one of the 72 disciples appointed by Jesus and identifies him with the young man fleeing naked at Jesus’ arrest. The Egyptian church claims Mark as its founder, and, from the 4th century AD, the see of Alexandria has been called cathedra Marci (“the chair of Mark”). Other places attributing their origin to Mark are the Italian cities of Aquileia and Venice, of which he is the patron saint. His symbol is the lion. More on Saint Mark

Tintoretto; born Jacopo Comin, (October, 1518 – May 31, 1594) was an Italian painter and a notable exponent of the Renaissance school. For his phenomenal energy in painting he was termed Il Furioso. His work is characterized by its muscular figures, dramatic gestures, and bold use of perspective in the Mannerist style, while maintaining color and light typical of the Venetian School.

In his youth, Tintoretto was also known as Jacopo Robusti as his father had defended the gates of Padua in a way that others called robust, against the imperial troops during the War of the League of Cambrai (1509–1516). His real name "Comin" has only recently been discovered by Miguel Falomir, the curator of the Museo del Prado, Madrid, and was made public on the occasion of the retrospective of Tintoretto at the Prado in 2007. More on Tintoretto


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Sunday, April 7, 2019

01 Work, CONTEMPORARY & 20th Century Interpretation of the Bible! With Footnotes - 24

Fallen Angel
60 x 42  cm, 23.62 x 16.54  inch
Private collection

In Abrahamic religions, fallen angels are angels who were expelled from heaven. The term "fallen angel" appears neither in the Bible nor in other Abrahamic scriptures, but is used of angels who were cast out of heaven, or angels who sinned. Such angels often tempt humans to sin. More on fallen angels

Luis Royo (born 1954) is a Spanish artist. He is best known for his fantasy illustrations published in numerous art books, magazines such as Heavy Metal and various other media including book and music CD covers, video games and Tarot cards.

Beginning his career as a furniture designer, he was attracted to the comics industry in the late 1970s by the work of artists like Enki Bilal and Moebius, and in 1979 he turned to art as a full-time career. Within a few years, he was publishing art within and on the covers of such magazines as Comix Rambla Internacional, El Vibora, Heavy Metal, National Lampoon and Comic Art as well as providing cover illustrations for several American publishers. More on Luis Royo





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