Thursday, June 18, 2009

What Do You Believe?..........June 18



"We can believe what we choose.
We are answerable for what we choose to believe."


Ven. John Henry Cardinal Newman

7 comments:

diddleymaz said...

Micki I have a large colour print of this wonderful work of art in my living room, I bought it at The Metropolitan Cathedral in London. I love pre-raphaelite art and this picture of the Adoration of the Magi is so thought provoking.

Anonymous said...

Diddleymaz,

I agree with you that it's a beautiful work, which I encourage visitors to double-click on (to magnify it).

Do you know who painted it?
I have to think that it was a non-Catholic, since none of the people (not even Jesus) is shown with a halo.

John

diddleymaz said...

Its by Sir Edward Burne-Jones one of the greatest of the pre-raphaelites. The figures all have delicate filigree halos in the original but have not been copied on this black and white print.I will post a pic on my blog for comparison.

Anonymous said...

Thanks! John

Micki said...

diddleymaz - Isn't that great! I didn't know it was a famous piece of art. I'd love to see it in color, I bet it's stunning.

John - Thanks for adding the tip to double click to enlarge. It is an interesting piece of art for sure.

diddleymaz - I'm heading over to check that out...can't wait to see it is color. Thanks.

cheryl said...

The quote by Cardinal Newman is awesome.

Micki said...

Cheryl - I bet he is pleased that you think so. So do I :-)