Thursday, February 27, 2014


Antonello da Messina's, Cristo benedicente (o Salvator Mundi), 1465-1475, is disturbingly apocalyptic, describing the final union of Christ with the celestial angels, his soul already ascended to end of time or the living Christ already dead. Such a divine union with God for Messina appears to be worked out through an incredible mathematical equation that feels more inline with his inner geometrical description of perspective, this donating a cross by definition equalling the circumference of his head. The garden of Gods love feels antiquated with the only thing left after the perspective had been ascended was an empty casket of the self like a concrete tomb. God had passed through the garden long ago. Our whole life feels like the human being equals Christ, God blessing the angel Messina.