Art in Faith

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Unknown Artist. The Death of the Virgin. Strasbourg Cathedral. Strasbourg FRANCE. circa 1230

00 The Death of the Virgin. Tympanum of Left Doorway, South Transept, Strasbourg Cathedral. Strasbourg FRANCE. ca 1230

The Death of the Virgin

Unknown Artist

circa 1230

Tympanum of Left Doorway, South TranseptCathédrale Notre-Dame de Strasbourg/Liebfrauenmünster zu Strassburg

Strasbourg (Strassburg) (Arrondissement de Strasbourg-VilleDépartement Bas-RhinRégion AlsaceFRANCE

Monday, 17 October 2011

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


Herrade von Landsberg

circa 1185

Hortus Deliciarum (Garden of Delights)

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


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…


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