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Okay, I give up. What is the story behind such an interesting painting? How is it tied into Advent?
My guess is 1) that good Athos is doing the Pre-Raphaelite thing, and 2) that the angel is either Gabriel annunciating or 3) one of the shepherd-directed members of the heavenly band. Nice piece.And the good news is that Aramis has got "Choral Treasure" up on our sidebar.
How is a painting of an angelic visitor tied to Advent, Aramis? Well, it is at least as tied to Advent as Spirit in the Sky or On the Road Again, canonically speaking, certainly.The Heavenly host are variously depicted, being, according to the Jewish and Catholic tradition, the messengers of the Lord.But, as Porthos observes, I'm doing the Pre-Rafaelite thing here, sharing the essence of the Gospel (Gr. euaggelon - good news) which is truth, goodness and beauty, emphasis on beauty.Did anyone else get a nice CD from Bailie called "Areopagus.com"? I started listening to it last night.
No! Never heard of it? What's the scoop on Areopagus?(Sounds kind of like Spirit of the Sky in Koine Greek--or is that Aeropnuema?)Don't blame Aramis for Canned Heat. I take full responsibility. No, wait . . . It's my godfather's fault!
I've been Googling Burne-Jones. He did beautiful work. Nice stained glass, too. Throw some more at us, Ath!
It must be that the Cornerstone Forum mailing list doesn't extend to the entire global community yet, Porthos.Burne-Jones was a dear friend of William Morris and, unlike Rossetti, he didn't fall in love with other men's wives. Or maybe I should say B-J didn't "physicalize" it.
D'oh. I never got around to getting on that mailing list. Got a bump that up on the "to do" list.
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