Art and Faith, Too

Monday, 29 August 2011

Unknown Artist. Emperor Justinian. Basilica di Sant’ Apollinare Nuovo. Ravenna ITALY. 6th century

Emperor Justinian

Unknown Artist

6th century

Basilica di Sant’ Apollinare Nuovo

Ravenna (Province of Ravenna. Emilia-Romagna Region) ITALY

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Unknown Artist. Ss Melchizedek , Abraham, and Abel at the Altar. Basilica di Sant’Apollinare in Classe. Ravenna ITALY. 6th century

Ss Melchizedek , Abraham, and Abel at the Altar

Unknown Artist

6th century

Basilica di Sant’Apollinare in Classe

Ravenna (Province of Ravenna. Emilia-Romagna Region) ITALY

Friday, 26 August 2011

Unknown Artist. The Most Holy Mother of God. Italo-New Roman. late 11th century

The Most Holy Mother of God

Italo-New Roman

11th century

Currently, in Bologna (Province of Bologna. Emilia-Romagna Region) ITALY

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Unknown Artist. Christ the Warrior. Sacellum Archiepiscopale (Archiepiscopal Chapel). Ravenna ITALY. 6th century

Christ the Warrior

Unknown Artist

6th century

Sacellum Archiepiscopale (Archiepiscopal Chapel)

Ravenna (Ravenna Province, Emilia-Romagna Region) ITALY 

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Ego sum Via, Veritas, et Vita… I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life

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This is an extremely militant anti-Arian work. Christ is shown as a young man to counter the Arian heresy that Christ had a beginning in time. It’s also the most virile depiction of Our Lord that I’ve ever seen. It looks as though He’s ready “to kick ass and take names”… let’s see… the Arians distorted the Truth of the Church… the Renovationists distort the Truth of the Church. Here’s the antidote… the Three V’s… Via, Veritas, and Vita! Hmm.. after we whip the plug-uglies, we’ll hoist the fourth “V”… Vino! ¡Salud! Doesn’t it look like He’s going to take that cross and beat His enemies to death with it? Whew… THIS is the Christ of the Apocalypse… of the Great Judgement, make no mistake on it…

BMD

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