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The Kiss of Judas by Giotto

The Kiss of Judas by Giotto

On the evening before the crucifixion of Jesus, Good Friday, Jesus celebrated The Last Supper with his Apostles sealing a covenant with God and his fate.  As Jesus had predicted during the meal, Judas betrayed Jesus’ location and then his identity to the Roman soldiers with a […]

Free! Download 19th Century  Japanese Master Woodprints

Free! Download 19th Century Japanese Master Woodprints

  #Ukiyo-e, or ukiyo-ye (浮世絵, Japanese: [u.ki.jo.e], “pictures of the floating world”), is a genre of art that flourished in Japan from the 17th through 19th centuries. Its artists produced woodblock prints and paintings of such subjects as female beauties; kabuki actors and sumo wrestlers; scenes […]

Michelangelo’s disintegrating frescoes

Michelangelo’s disintegrating frescoes

“Without having seen the Sistine Chapel one can form no appreciable idea of what one man is capable of achieving.” —Johann Wolfgang Goethe, 23 August 1787, The article, and title of this post, is below The Restoration of 1984-94 segment.   It is about the […]

Landscape With The Fall of Icarus

Landscape With The Fall of Icarus

I came across this poem and it struck a chord.  I did not know that it is a well-known piece.  Still, it struck me and I was amused.  Perhaps not the proper reaction, if there be such a thing – I laughed.  Then felt bad […]

Caravaggio, the film

Caravaggio, the film

I ran across this today.  British bio pic (1986) about Caravaggio through his work.  Staring Nigel Terry, classical stage actor of Excalibur fame. A retelling of the life of the celebrated 17th-century painter through his brilliant, nearly blasphemous paintings and his flirtations with the underworld. […]

a 3D tour of Picasso’s Guernica

a 3D tour of Picasso’s Guernica

Guernica shows the tragedies of war and the suffering it inflicts upon individuals, particularly innocent civilians. This work has gained a monumental status, becoming a perpetual reminder of the tragedies of war, an anti-war symbol, and an embodiment of peace.  – wiki In June 1937 Pablo Picasso painted Guernica, a […]


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