Artista del Mes | Diego Velázquez (1599-1660)
"Retrato de Inocencio X", 1650. Óleo sobre lienzo, 140 cm x 120 cm. 🇪🇸
El cuadro se realizó durante el segundo y último viaje de Velázquez a Italia. El pontífice posó para Velázquez porque seguramente ya era consciente de su maestría. Se cuenta que, cuando el papa vio terminado su retrato, exclamó desconcertado: "¡Demasiado veraz!". Aunque no pudo negar la calidad del mismo.
Una de las virtudes de Velázquez es que era capaz de penetrar psicológicamente a en el retratado para mostrar aquellos aspectos ocultos de su personalidad. Velázquez no idealiza al papa, lo representa con un aspecto más real. Técnicamente, el retrato es elogiado por su arriesgada gama de color, de rojo sobre rojo.
El cuadro se ha mantenido en manos de la familia del papa desde que se pintó. De éste, derivan tres versiones de autoría discutida. Una en Apsley House en Londres, y las otras dos en Estados Unidos (National Gallery de Washington y Museo Isabella Stewart Garden de Boston).
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Saint Clelia was born in the small northern town of Budrie in Italy on February 13, 1847. Her feast is July 13th.
Her parents, Joseph Barbieri and Hyacinthia Nanetti, were a pious couple who lived a very modest life. Joseph Barbieri died in 1855, when Clelia was only nine years old; and soon after, the intelligent young girl had to find work to help support her family.
Pious and unusually devout from a very early age, Clelia found new depths of spirituality and zeal when she was confirmed in 1856. She was further renewed and strengthened in her faith two years later, as was then the custom, when she first received the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist.
Clelia began to dedicate herself to the work of propagating the faith in her own parish, and shortly thereafter became a catechist. Her remarkable piety and humble dedication brought her to the attention of her parish priest, Fr. Gaetano Guidi, who began to see great potential in her. He urged her and her close friend, Teodora Baraldi, to undertake the education of the young girls of the parish whose families were too poor to have them otherwise educated.
They were soon joined by Orsola Donati who is considered along with Clelia to be one of the true founders of the Little Sisters of Our Lady of Sorrows. This name was given them by the Archbishop of Bologna, Cardinal Lucinda Maria Parocchi, whose blessing and support they enjoyed from the outset of their vocations. The Archbishop also suggested that they put their congregation under the patronage of St. Francis of Poala. Clelia was twenty-one.
Though young in years, Clelia’s piety and devotion, especially to Christ present in the Blessed Eucharist, was profoundly deep. From her childhood, she had been drawn to prayer and the practice of the virtues and also the mortification of her body.
She was seen in ecstasy and often credited with the ability to read hearts. She became seriously ill shortly after the Congregation was established and for some time appeared close to death. Miraculously though, she recovered; but shortly thereafter she once more became ill. Clelia died on July 13, 1870, at twenty-three years old. Pray for us!
Salve, Regina, Mater misericordiæ,vita, dulcedo, et spes nostra, salve.Ad te clamamus exsules filii Hevæ,Ad te suspiramus, gementes et flentesin hac lacrimarum valle.Eia, ergo, advocata nostra, illos tuosmisericordes oculos ad nos converte;Et Jesum, benedictum fructum ventris tui,nobis post hoc exsilium ostende.O clemens, O pia, O dulcis Virgo Maria.
℣ Ora pro nobis, sancta Dei Genitrix.℟ Ut digni efficiamur promissionibus Christi.
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FEAST OF CORPUS CHRISTI
While they were eating,
he took bread, said the blessing,
broke it, gave it to them, and said,
"Take it; this is my body."
Then he took a cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them,
and they all drank from it.
He said to them,
"This is my blood of the covenant,
which will be shed for many.
Amen, I say to you,
I shall not drink again the fruit of the vine
until the day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God."
Then, after singing a hymn,
they went out to the Mount of Olives.
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Day 11 - Vatican City. I did a really good tour of the Vatican's top attractions. The queue was massive if you didn't have a skip-the-line ticket and it was pretty crowded inside, however our guide said it was one of the quieter days. This photo is inside the St Peter’s Basilica which was a lot larger than I expected and the photo does not do it justice. At the top of the pillars is a gold ring that goes around the building and it has writing on it where each letter is 10ft tall. The black building in the centre (baldacchino) is 29m tall but looks small compared with the room its in. A lot of the Vatican has paintings so they restrict flash photography. In St Peter’s Basilica there are what looks like paintings/frescoes but they are actually mosaics if you look close enough.
This is The Ninth Hour, London, England!
Controversial, absurdist, disgusting, hilarious, sacrilegious, science-fictional, insulting, subversive and ‘just ridiculous’ are all reactions I’ve read about this, ‘La Nona Ora’ by Maurizio Cattelan, but never, ever dull or boring!
Now you can make your own mind up about Pope John Paul II being struck by a meteorite should you be in London between June 25 - July 21 as it forms part of an extraordinary private sales exhibition “Sacred Noise” Christie’s, London, which also includes works by Zurbarán, Cranach, Spencer, Bacon and Fontana amongst others.
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The resurrection of Jesus or resurrection of Christ is the Christian religious belief that, after being put to death, Jesus rose again from the dead. It is the central tenet of Christian theology and part of the Nicene Creed: "On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures". According to the New Testament, after the Romans crucified Jesus, he was anointed and buried in a new tomb by Joseph of Arimathea but God raised him from the dead and he appeared to witnesses before he ascended into heaven, to sit at the right hand of God.
Paul the Apostle declared that "Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures".(1 Corinthians 15:3–4) The chapter states that such a belief in both the death and resurrection of Christ is of central importance to the Christian faith: "And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain."(1 Cor 15:14) Paul further asserted "And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied."(1 Cor 15:17–19) . .
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