Tuesday, May 6, 2014


Albrecht Durer on the other hand took us somewhere else with the painting, St. Jerome in His Study, c. 1521. Seeming to represent a self-portrait, we are reminded of the death of Christ with his contemplation of death using a human skull. A small crucifixion appears in the background to take us on the Christian spiritual pathway he would have followed unto God. His writings do exist from a known Saint who lived near Greece somewhere. God gave him courage to follow his religious pursuits. He would have taken a vow of silence. The cross would have equalled his death. Durer, like many other artists to follow would have nominated this Saint as someone to follow. His dense contribution to the Christian order would feel like the study an artist pursues. The order of the cross.