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 Coptic icons - Christmas  Jawlensky Meditation Chagall - birthday Angel - South Tirol 
Coptic icons            Jawlensky/Meditation           Chagall/Birthday            Engel/Marienberg

 Shiva Nataraja dancing Van Gogh - Starry Night            Caravaggio/Matthew
Shiva Nataraja         Van Gogh/Starry Night          Mandylion          Caravaggio/Matthew

 

Beautiful, true and good: the three aims of life in Greek art and philosophy. All three qualities are internally related, occur simultaneously and can be interchanged with each other. They make up the perfect human being.

Until the beginning of modern times (Renaissance in the 14th century), God was seen as the primordial source of being and activity and was praised and worshipped in the arts. Since then, man as the image of God has moved to the centre of contemplation. He sees the beautiful, recognises the true and accomplishes the good. The arts and humanities are the paths to the perfected human being.

This paper is about "art and meditation". As in school, seeing and recognising the beautiful is presented. As in a museum, looking and perceiving deepens into appreciating what is true and real, wholesome and good. Meditation is a royal road to perceiving and appreciating a picture, music, all that is beautiful and good. Eye and ear, head and heart, the whole human being is thus ennobled and elevated to the beautiful, the true and the good.
 

Ethiopian icons Easter
Travel Icon Ethiopia. Left: the Risen Lord frees Adam and Eve from the graves (hell)
 

Beautiful, true and good: the three aims of life in Greek art and philosophy. All three qualities are internally related, occur simultaneously and can be interchanged with each other. They make up the perfect human being.
 
Until the beginning of modern times (Renaissance in the 14th century), God was seen as the primordial source of being and activity and was praised and worshipped in the arts. Since then, man as the image of God has moved to the centre of contemplation. He sees the beautiful, recognises the true and accomplishes the good. The arts and humanities are the paths to the perfected human being.
 
This paper is about "art and meditation". As in school, seeing and recognising the beautiful is presented. As in a museum, looking and perceiving deepens into appreciating what is true and real, wholesome and good. Meditation is a royal road to perceiving and appreciating a picture, music, all that is beautiful and good. Eye and ear, head and heart, the whole human being is thus ennobled and elevated to the beautiful, the true and the good.
Recently restored Fra Angelico:

  Recently restored Fra Angelico:

Fra Angelico - Annunciation

Prado - Madrid - Spain


 Mary Annunciation - Madrid Prado - Angelico
Fra Angelico - Annunciation Prado (Restored recently)

 

Painted with pen on 600-year-old wood, the colors in this painting are spectacular and surprisingly fresh. Still in precious colors (lapis lazuli and gold), the angel is rather sullen and Mary is inclined to say "yes." The vanishing point appears again in the small window of the room, this time with an open and simple decoration.

The painting, which came to Spain in 1611, was "rediscovered" in a Madrid convent in 1861 and eventually came to the Prado. Through restoration, it was restored to its original splendor.

He then opened the closed garden and banished the people from paradise. The painting is now considered the beginning of the modern era, inspired by the spirit of the Italian Renaissance.

Clic Annunciazione Firenze, fra Angelico

 


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The fine arts -
explain, reveal, meditate upon
 

In school we had "art history"
as a subject. On holidays,
we have often admired
works of art and visited museums.

In museum we often stand dumbfounded
before large pictures,
but also small masterpieces
often cause our hearts
to leap as well.

This is why this homepage
was created: Experiencing
and sharing art through
meditation and encounter.

Not in a professional academic sense, but still factual, 
practical and proven.


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