Art in Faith

Monday, 17 October 2011

Herrade von Landsberg. Hell. Hortus Deliciarum (Garden of Delights). Abbaye Mont Sainte-Odile (Abtei Hohenburg). circa 1185

Hell

Herrade von Landsberg

circa 1185

Hortus Deliciarum (Garden of Delights)

Abbaye Mont Sainte-Odile (Abtei Hohenburg) (Département Bas Rhin. Région Alsace) FRANCE

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In the lower left-hand corner, don’t miss the image of a lower-level devil bringing an unrepentant abbot to Satan… it looks like they had sticky-fingered and carousing clergy back then, too… things haven’t changed much have they? L’condition humaine is STILL l’condition humaine, and sinful-ginful humanity is up to the usual high-jinks (we’ve invented NOTHING new in that department, trust me). Bobby and Lyonyo are only the latest in a LONG line of stinking slinkers…

BMD

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