The main examples of terrifying and bizarre artworks of the famous artists dating from the period of the Renaissance when the dark artistic expression freed from the strict Christian dogma but maintain the religious themes as well as classical mythology as the source of the inspiration and allegory.
Based on the prolific production of art imitating life, at least life in the Hebrew Bible and New Testament, there is something about bringing these texts to life, visually that appeals to the creative spirit. For me, the study of works depicting various aspects of the Judeo-Christian tradition enhances the understanding of it.
I agree with the authors of my textbook, Hauer and Young when they connect the presentation of biblical themes in pop culture, in this case the high culture of art, as contributing to the meaning of the Bible itself.
One of the paintings that have personalized the meaningfulness of the Bible is housed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Every time I make a trip to the Museum, I visit this painting.
The stunning quality of the work never fails to stop me in my tracks.
The intensity of the color and the detail of each individual down to the hair ornaments and jewelry pull the observer in to the moment. The despair felt by the forlorn mother as she holds her slaughtered child in her arm and the fear of the woman behind her in anxiously trying to quiet a miraculously unharmed infant.
The innocence of the victims depicted by the alabaster tones of their skin, while in the background there is some suggestion of the evil that continues on.The Massacre of the Innocents is the biblical recount of infanticide by Herod the Great, the Roman-appointed King of the kaja-net.coming to the Gospel of Matthew, Herod ordered the execution of all young male children in the vicinity of Bethlehem, so as to avoid the loss of his throne to a newborn King of the Jews whose birth had been announced to him by the Magi.
Picture and description of a work by Peter Paul Rubens: Massacre of the Innocents. Oil on panel ( x cm), dated c. Scene of the massacre of the Innocents by Leon Cogniet, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Rennes Matthew When Herod realized that the Magi left and had not reported back to him as requested, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had learned from the Magi.
Elsewhere he says, “Matthew’s story of the Massacre of the Innocents by Herod the Great, because he was afraid of a child born in Bethlehem ‘to be King of the Jews’, is a myth allegedly fulfilling a prophecy by Jeremiah and mirroring history’s judgment of the great but evil potentate Herod, arising from many savage acts during the.
The Massacre of the Innocents is the subject of two paintings by Peter Paul Rubens depicting the episode of the biblical Massacre of the Innocents of Bethlehem, as related in the Gospel of Matthew, .
Massacre Of The Innocents by Francisco Meirino, released 30 September 1. Side A 2. Side B A constantly but yet subtle changing stream of voices, noises and electronic debris overlaid during the progression of the composition, „Massacre Of The Innocent“ is a philosophical product, a sound image created in dried humour.