Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Art and Beauty Tuesday--The Assumption
When looking at the sculpture as a whole, we can see the sculpted clouds above her head as she is taken into heaven and below, the astonished disciples look up into the sky while one (Thomas, perhaps?) reaches into her tomb in disbelief.
The level of artistry in this piece is almost unfathomable. I never cease to be dumbfounded at the skill it must take to turn something like stone into a living form.
There is probably no one who has inspired more great art in the history of mankind, just might be the Blessed Virgin Mary.