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Deep [Apr. 7th, 2007|09:28 am]
Tony Grist

I was a bit hard on Grunewald. And the Church. So I thought maybe I'd make amends by posting a picture of the Crucifixion that I like.

Ummmm.....

Perhaps the truth is I don't like any pictures of the Crucifixion.

They're all trying to manipulate me. 

Besides, naked blokes with beards don't do it for me.....

And then I thought of this one.

Masaccio.  

The Jesus is the least thing about it. 

The people you remember are God the Father and Mary the Mother- figures of immemorial dignity. 

This isn't the picture of a guy being tortured to death. It's the picture of a Mystery.

Masaccio was the first painter to master the third dimension. And it's not just about trompe l'oeil.  

It's about creating a doorway, a gateway, a portal .

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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2007-04-09 08:21 am (UTC)
Thank you.

This was a poem I kept going back to for years. Eventually I abandoned it. There may be a hard copy floating around somewhere but I doubt it.
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