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Sunday, 6 January 2008

Epiphany

Three-and-a-half degrees at 8:30am. Cloudy with a stiff breeze. Not raining, but dripping (if you know what I mean). And getting brighter by the minute.

Here's the depiction of the Three Kings visiting the child Jesus at Epiphany that's visible on the exterior of the church of San Gottardo here in Carmine Superiore. In case you're not clear which is which, the 13th-century Lombardy artist who painted them added their names - Caspar, Melchior and Balthazaar. I wonder how many Carmine natives of the 13th century were able to read them.





2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very nice blog, Louise (found searching pictures of Carmine Superiore frescoes). But thoses painting are certainly not XIIIe century, but more probably late XIV, or even more certainly "rural" XV.

Louise, Carmine Superiore said...

Dear Anonymous, Yes, I think you're right - my knowledge of these frescoes has grown with time, and now I understand that they were painted much later. Thank-you for pointing this out.

Sunday, 6 January 2008

Epiphany

Three-and-a-half degrees at 8:30am. Cloudy with a stiff breeze. Not raining, but dripping (if you know what I mean). And getting brighter by the minute.

Here's the depiction of the Three Kings visiting the child Jesus at Epiphany that's visible on the exterior of the church of San Gottardo here in Carmine Superiore. In case you're not clear which is which, the 13th-century Lombardy artist who painted them added their names - Caspar, Melchior and Balthazaar. I wonder how many Carmine natives of the 13th century were able to read them.





2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very nice blog, Louise (found searching pictures of Carmine Superiore frescoes). But thoses painting are certainly not XIIIe century, but more probably late XIV, or even more certainly "rural" XV.

Louise, Carmine Superiore said...

Dear Anonymous, Yes, I think you're right - my knowledge of these frescoes has grown with time, and now I understand that they were painted much later. Thank-you for pointing this out.