Monday, June 20, 2005

Speaking Of Art




We recently visited the cathedral museum. It is filled with lots of art from the middle ages. The statues in the picture above depict the parable of the wise and foolish virgins. The wise virgins are smiling and holding their cups up. The foolish virgins are sad and holding their cups down. Notice the tempter on the left. He is dressed very stylishly and has a sheepish smile. Yet his back is crawling with snakes and frogs. Not very subtle art, but very cool. Click on the pic and you will be taken to my webshots album that has all of my pictures from the museum.

4 comments:

Jamison said...

yeah man, that is truely magnificent art indeed... love the snakes...

midnitcafe said...

Thanks. I amended the link so that it takes you directly to that picture on webshots, from where you can find the original, much larger picture to see the fine detail.

bigsip said...

Man, I so envy you Brewster. Truly beautiful artwork. Not often that you get to see a parable depicted! Very cool!

Brewster said...

Some of these cathedrals have all kinds of cool artwork with scriptural/moralistic meaning. Some of it is really cool.