Monday, December 25, 2006

worship


My most favorite painting. About dignity they were never wrong, the old masters. The three kings here are metaphors for humanity. One approaches the Christchild blindly. The other stares between the baby's legs to make sure it is indeed a boy. For him there must be proof. Note the depraved posture of those two kings. And, in contrast, the stalwart stance of king Balthazar on the right. For him Christ is not a curiosity, but the Savior. He doesn't ask, he knows

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Blogger Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

Thank you for coming by my blog and leading me here!! What a gem you have!!

January 10, 2007 at 4:51 PM  

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