October 08, 2006

"For the Martyrs"

a painting by Morteza Katouzian [Click on it to see a larger version.]


Information about the painter
Click HERE for it.

3 Comments:

Blogger Christine said...

I am so used to seeing the Pieta as a completely white-colored representation.

It really struck me to see a more life-like representation. I think it more acurately portrays the moment

6:07 PM  
Blogger Esther said...

What a beautiful painting! I remember when we studied the Pieta by Michelangelo in art history class, our professor said, if the blessed mother were to stand up, she would tower over Jesus. Michelangelo had a reason for scuplting it like that but the significance escapes me at the moment.

9:54 AM  
Blogger Father Stephanos, O.S.B. said...

One reason she is so big is that the sculpture was originally intended to be placed well above the eye level of the viewer. In that case, sculpting the Virgin proportionally larger made her look more "right-sized" in proportion to the figure of Jesus who is lying horizontally below the Virgin's gaze.

1:21 PM  

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