“Proclaiming Christ means exhibiting that believing in Him and following Him just isn’t solely true and proper, but additionally lovely. On the coronary heart of the Gospel lies the fantastic thing about God’s saving love, manifested in Jesus Christ who died and rose once more.” Impressed by these phrases of Pope Francis, the Vatican Museums and Vatican Information have teamed up once more to discover the masterpieces within the papal collections accompanied by the phrases of the Popes.
Allegretto Nuzi, “Lifeless Christ – Vir dolorum”, diptych panel, ca. 1365, tempera and gilding on poplar, Vatican Artwork Gallery © Musei Vaticani
This portray—the Vir dolorum, actually, “Man of pains”—presents the torment of the Ardour and loss of life of Christ as virtually crystalized. This close-up of Jesus exhibits Him from the waist up laying down, with out clothes, with His arms crossed on His chest, eyes closed, and head tilted within the sleep of loss of life. This portray by Allegretto Nuzi presents one treasured instance of any such iconography, within the right-hand panel of a diptych (the opposite is the Madonna with the Christ Youngster). The pair give witness to a selected devotion to the second of the Divine Incarnation and the sufferings which Christ endured till loss of life.
(Pope Benedict XVI – Approach of the Cross on the Colosseum – 6 April 2012)
Beneath the course of Paolo Ondarza
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