Thursday, April 24, 2014


On the other hand, Martin Schongauer has Study of Peonies, 1472. The fold down the print paper is premise perhaps as it was too large for a folder reminiscent of folds of a print in a book. Almost like a heart fold as though he carried the print around with him and put it in his pocket overnight. A love letter from God. The depth of clarity of Schongauer's print work takes you right to the core of the human being and the God zone. Looking at these extraordinary peonies takes you to the blood of Christ and crucifixion. Not ten inch nails of psychological pain or the pain of loving God, simply the beauty of the bumblebee. The rest of his graphic work is this intense, too. A potent reminder of how God equals the human.