19997Re: Sistine Madonna link
- Sep 21, 2005Oooops, the link is:
> I just realized what I was experiencing while looking at thepainting
> Dr. Steiner says is the utmost of Raphael's work: This is aHim
> prepicture of Sophia. This is not the virgin in as physical virgin.
> This is a representation of the Sophia.
> My experience of this moment is that she is being asked to give
> up to the earth. She is in the clouds. The man on the left isshowing
> her what she has to do in a way, or maybe that 'they are waiting'and
> the woman on the right, :) is looking below noting what is about tojust
> happen, while the Mother looks like 'oh boy, do you realize the
> weight of this moment' do you realize how hard it is that awaits
> him'. She has the eyes of Michaels forebearance. And the boy is
> as in her thoughts: the seriousness of the situation does notescape
> them. This can be a gutwrenching picture if one goes into themoment
> that the decision was made that one of them would come down in thewas
> manner Christ did.
> And, I was wrong about the 'veil' picture as being something that
> attached to his head, it is actually a veil she lifts up from a
> fabric. Same idea but not the way I expressed it.
> And another picture, if you check out Rafaels other work on that
> page, is that the marriage of Mary and Joseph, has seven women, one
> on the mens side. And the men have the curious sticks that John the
> Baptist is usually shown with.
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