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The fine arts & meditation

Large Ethiopian Icon - Mary and Legends

 The Ethiopian Icons:
Triptychon with life of Jesus in the middle section

Below: Select and click on image
 Coptic icons - Christmas  Jawlensky Meditation Chagall - birthdayAngel - South Tirol
Coptic icons            Jawlensky/Meditation           Chagall/Birthday            Engel/Marienberg

Shiva Nataraja dancingVan Gogh - Starry Night            Munch - the cryCaravaggio/Matthew
Shiva Nataraja         Van Gogh/Starry Night          Munch/the Cry          Caravaggio/Matthew


Recently restored Fra Angelico:

 Recently restored Fra Angelico:

Fra Angelico - Annunciation

Prado - Madrid - Spain

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


The colours in this painting, painted 600 years ago in tempera on wood, are marvellous and incredibly fresh. Still precious colours (lapis- lazuli and gold), the angel rather stormy, Mary bows to the word yes. The vanishing point again in the small window of the room, this time open with its simple decoration.  

In 1611 the painting arrived in Spain, in 1861 it was 'rediscovered' in a women's convent in Madrid and arrived in the Prado. Restoration has restored it to its original splendour.  

Significantly and wonderfully, the closed garden has been opened up - to the expulsion of men from paradise. The painting already breathes the spirit of the Renaissance in Italy, celebrated as the beginning of modernity.


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Bernhard Frei

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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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