Tuesday, December 15, 2009

"Triumph Of The Name Of Jesus''

I've never been too in touch with Baroque paintings, but in a dramatic gallery of Baroques,
an exuberant 17th-century oil-on-parchment work called "Triumph of the Name of Jesus,'' by Il Baciccio took my breath away.
Katy explained it was actually 14 glued-together pieces, a model for the world-famous ceiling fresco in Rome's Gesu Church.
In glorious detail it celebrates the work of the Jesuits; it draws worshipers into a whirlwind of light coming from the name of Christ, muscular angels leading the way, dark clouds and nonbelievers fallen below.

Link (here) to the full article.

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