Saturday, May 31, 2014
Friday, May 30, 2014
A divine pathway exists through Gods divine garden. This is lined with the patterns of the stars to take you to your divine home or the divine place in your heart. Your heart reflects the divine pathway on the ground, nominating the pathway in the heavens to follow. The pathway is led at night when the blanket cover of stars are up above and we are down below until sunrise unconsciously absorbing Gods divine message. You do notice plants communicate with the cosmos and there activities are influenced with the cycles of the moon not that we are not influenced with the cycles of the moon, consciously or not. Some countries you tend to notice the plant life more than others. Maybe God wants us to notice where he is divine. Other countries you may notice the divine flavours of philosophy in their food. Not just food for thought such as incredibly nominated temples to the divine love of God or art museums and the artwork on display but with lunches in between gallery hopping, some galleries prevail with their special restaurants others just are for afternoon tea and then there are others you may bypass and find your celebration to Holy divine en route to the next venue. The stars suggest the way to your heart.
Thursday, May 29, 2014
I probably did visit the Bargello Museum looking for Luca della Robbia. There was one sculpture I came across early with ascension service to God or looking at books and study in the evening. This was a relief bust of a lady now housed in the Bargello National Museum. Through further research this portrait is apparently a member of the royal family of the house of d'Este. Most artists would not have been allowed access so would have to place her portrait in their hearts and almost sculpt a portrait of someone they loved, sometimes the goddess within. Even though there are no nominated female artists named during the Italian Renaissance, you feel there were workshop assistants and art students who probably did use this time as an education or time to fill in until they were to be married. The royal family were not allowed to work or probably do anything other than be entertained. The royal family would have been patrons of the arts and commissioned portraits. There would only be room for what would comfortably fit on the walls of their home. All the portraits of this divine goddess have a really strange hair design. Shaved on the top with braided jewellery around her earlobes. In the book I still possess, the divine possibly French royal family member looks incredibly sad to the point of melancholic. Maybe it is just the photographer but God gave her wings in my heart and it was a blessing seeing her there in Florence.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Donatello is the heart. Other geometers of the heart took a comprehension of perspective to the centre of the earth. This they thought was the microcosm of the macrocosm of the universe. Therefore, the Sun was the centre and the planets existed around this. The comprehension was used in sculpture to suggest the centre of the chest was the Sun and the planets were suspended around this, the Italian Renaissance sculptors had to accommodate for the planets in the breast cavity and it would appear divinely formed. God was giving them a divine message but this one would feel was about the centre of the heart equalling the divine element not the Sun and the divine geometry of the heart. This is the basis of Neoplatonism and the theory of philosophy from Plato's day. This was a theory about love. God gave it wings with sculpture in the round. They took the knowledge to Heaven with them, a heartfelt knowledge only known to the heart, we are here to evaluate Gods love in our hearts and thank you dear God for Donatello.
Monday, May 26, 2014
The stone Donatello's do house well in the Bargello Museum as it is open to the wind. Donatello has a masterpiece there on every cover of books on the subject of Italian Renaissance sculpture, this is David, so well formed in his youth that premise the male variety of intelligent scholar seem to fantasize it is their youth God is describing with Donatello's helping god, an item of desire. This museum is not however the best place to observe this extraordinary masterwork and you feel like you have been tricked by the publicity he receives, mostly the human brain cannot absorb the third dimension of God in a book or sculpture in the round. Donatello is far more a household name and has gained fame through owning a workshop with skilled labour by the church for Papal security. God gave him wings to ascend his fame to God.
Sunday, May 25, 2014
My evening ascension service gave my philosophy wings. Studying the history of Italian Renaissance sculpture is like studying the heavens and takes you to divinity, something similar to the early philosophers who studied the star patterns in the sky, the heavenly domain to take your philosophy to God. Although the Renaissance artists appear to come from Christian philosophy they were still trying to re-evaluate Christ through their own incredibly well observed learning, even though their modern understanding for their day caused problems. Thrashing around ideas to take your comprehension to an evaluated process needs similar philosophy and conception but does not always take hearts to the same place, with a lack of understanding people can take your ideas to the devil rather than God in the garden. Angels tell you the pathway through God and encourage divinity when Gods understanding is met, a heavenly wing for the love of philosophy.
Saturday, May 24, 2014
There was no access to the history of sculpture in the small provincial town I grew up in, so my own self-schooled learning was a pathway to take an understanding on a voyage. Though literature was the fundamental basis of an understanding given, through the continued republication of scholarly texts a future was given. Rome was the first place I visited to catch up with Ancient Greek and Roman sculpture. Florence, however, was the blessing. God took me there to fly like a dove, a dove to take me to the church on high, starlight to the wing. Walking around the placement of guided divinity gives you the understanding of Heaven that takes you to the soul. Wings of ascension to take your heart to a place of reassured desire, God's wings through the Trinity.
Friday, May 23, 2014
I found a picture of the Bargello museum in Florence in an old book in the library and knew it was a piece of my heart. So, on the first trip to Italy, this is where I had to observe and like angel speak, this was the raison d'etre, the high point in my life. Thank you dear God for taking me there, to Florence, Italy. Donatello was what I had observed in books on the shelf but was disappointed in the real, they do not transcribe into the round or 3D, the third dimension that well because mostly he worked in clay and the stone works would have been executed by his students. Donatello would mainly have hated stone carving in the round as it would have been made on a turnstile and he could not conceptualize the form of the figure lying down and would have finished all his pieces standing up, after his work hands did the rough work. Donatello was more a master of clay and then woodcarving. And this is where I discovered Settignano. God gave me wings.
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Christian views of the Virgin and Child are usually much earlier for such a divine interpretation to take you to the breath of God. For example, with the development of the Marial cult in France and England, we see the idealized beauty of the Virgin during the thirteenth century and a perfection achieved with ivory Gothic carving. There is one of the most exquisite examples ever told with the Virgin and Child from Sainte-Chapelle, c. 1250-1260, now housed in the Musee du Louvre in Paris, to take your breath there, to the Lord above. Such devotional altars take your heart to the air we breathe, every breath, as though the angels speak your language.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Barbara Hepworth contributed a heavenly abode in the garden. All Barbara Hepworth's work was about her womb, post birth. The hole in all her sculptures represents the womb of a woman after birth, a celebration of the living. Hepworth loved you touching her divinely formed sculptures that were also about the man and the woman but the male and female self, an unconsciously divine right. The Spring garden at St. Ives Tate Museum constructed by staff there is an extraordinary place to visit. Hepworth mainly had to sell her own pieces from her garden, this must have been a nice place to do business. The garden too would have represented the womb and is surrounded by a high stonewall, full of plants strategically placed as part of her design. The liberation of the female past her natural youth has never been quite so abundantly celebrated. Like Louise Bourgeois, Barbara Hepworth too celebrated the internal sensual life of a female artist, some male artists have also taken us there by celebrating the goddess within. The hollow in the centre of all Hepworth's works gives us the air we breathe, the Christian breath.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Germaine Richier supported the Shepherd of the Landes a 1951 sculpture at the Tate Modern gallery in London. This peculiar demon bird would be representative of an extreme emotional state of the artist. Fame does not always breed friendly demons. Germaine Richier contributed an incredible selection of works in her short life here. This piece would have been made shortly before her death. Unfortunately the poor emotionally tortured French goddess also was dying of an aggressive cancer. This must feel like you are disintegrating and the flesh is rotting away like a vegetable. The air you breathe takes you to God and God protect her. All Richier's sculptures represent this extreme of divine fragility. They take you to the depth of humanity and when they placed her in the tomb, like the death of the Virgin Mary. The shepherd of the Landes would have to value the marshland ahead and would have used poles to judge the depth of the bog.
Monday, May 19, 2014
A statue of a Siren from c. 330 BC exists in the National Archaeological Museum in Athens, God passes through the halls here. This attribution to the air we breathe is a funerary monument found in a cemetery in Athens. Originally the half bird, half naked woman would have had arms and one lamenting with emotional pain, beating her head. These earth gods were there to scare the spirits away from the cemetery. The sailors monuments or empty tombs were erected to nominate the dead from the sea. An anticyclone would calm the waters from low air pressure and this cyclonic pattern of the winds is nominated by the stars. Most sailors would be blown off course to meet their death returning home. The gods would be warning them of the danger ahead at home. Death would be the result if they trespass God. Air is the air we breathe. God is the wind.
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Saint Mary Magdalene by Donatello is the breath wind of God. Her place with the river gods of the Arno secures her seat. Originally a church offering in the main chapel of Florence, this mystic ascetic would have been surrounded by angels, more than likely on a metal oval that may have rusted through because of the river's full flow. The river Arno did flood in the 1960's and caused extensive damage to the centre town museums. They have renovated this piece but it would have been made on a spindle and painted with gold leaf so unfortunately the dear goddess will slowly but surely rot away. Stripping the paint off Saint Mary Magdalene like with the Tilman Riemenschnider sculpture, given the polychrome tradition of that era, will not help with the woodworm, it would be better if the Munich goddess was kept in a glass case so no more bugs lay eggs. The typical wood that was used during this century would not be fully dry and virtually never dries out so the paintwork would be okay in a church lined with wood and burning incense, this would also keep the woodworm away. Other altarpieces are still in German churches and would be in better condition. This late Donatello is contributed for feast day and a description of the whole artists life right to the very breath of his last gasp. This is an extremely deep contemplation of Christ, the Virgin Mary and the goddess within to take him to Heaven with the love of God, the breath, the wind, the kiss of God's love.
Saturday, May 17, 2014
It is the air you breathe that God allows. In Bologna there is a Niccolo dell'Arca lamentation of the dead Christ, Compianto sul Cristo morto, c. 1485 at the Chiesa di Santa Maria della Vita to take your breath somewhere closer to God. The emotional expressiveness in the terracotta figures takes you to a diamond in your heart, God seems to illuminate your understanding of the emotions of life and death, the love of Christ and our position with the stars. God is in the air all around and takes you through your heart on a journey unto him with philosophy, the philosophy of the love of a human being. This masterpiece Niccolo dell'Arca left us takes your divine inspiration to Heaven and the air around the stars above.
Friday, May 16, 2014
Saint Cecilia by Stefano Maderno celebrates the Holy Saint of music and patroness of musicians. Her martyrdom would have been associated with her Christianity and sainthood, her hands placed, nominated this. The death by wedding ribbon suggests she took her musical knowledge to God by angels wing. All through the history of humanity people suffer from nominated desire. The twelfth star was the star Saint Cecilia died under to take her to perfect harmony, the harmony of the soul. Saint Cecilia could not take man's hearing to a higher high point. God would have to have the air to breathe and her honour is celebrated by a feast day with the very instruments you play.
Thursday, May 15, 2014
The Lady and the Unicorn (La Dame a la licorne) in the cycle of tapestries currently held at the Musee national du Moyen Age in Paris does not nominate desire but love. The others are on the thousand flowered highway to love and talk desire, to touch, to smell, to hear, to love. The whole tapestry talks about the garden of love and how God shines on her. All the animals talking about heraldry or the royal crests suggest the castle tapestries were made for the Lady of honour or the princess. The young virgin or merry maid newly wed to the King. He must have been deeply in love to line the castle with such a nominated gift. They are exquisite offerings to the Holy divine and touch anybody with a heart.