Re: The Passion of Alexander
In Response To: The Passion of Alexander ()

Sorry Charles, the reason I posted the last address was because it contains two actual representations of the cruxifiction, and the address of a third, as well as a lot of examination into the meaning of the personages and events detailed within the paintings. I considered that all of the intense study of Da Vinci's painting might well be compared to the study of other paintings depicting the last events of Christ's life?

The key is, or was, this;

Barbara Walker, wrote; "And here is the key passage; "Jesus was similarly opened by a spear thrust delivered by a Roman centurion who was- amazingly enough- blind.

He was Longinus, later cannonized as Saint Longinus by a church that
apparently saw nothing peculiar about a blind man following the profession of a soldier. At any rate, it was claimed that Longinus's blindness was cured by Jesus' blood falling on his eyes, where- upon he abandoned his martial profession and spent the rest of his life preaching Christianity."

The source for her information was "Brewster, p. 135-136."

You see, there exists a tenuous thread of understanding bewtween ancient paintings and modern examinations of them.

What I mean is that at the time of these paintings the average educated person would guite likely understand the background of the personages and events depicted in the paintings, but the average educated person of today will not readily recognize the same.

Even a little more educated person of today might well be familar with Longinus and identify him within the paintings, but other figures remain a mystery today, something they were unlikely to be during the period of the acutual painting. Thus, hidden and mostly unexplainable images exist on these paintings.

And, I shan't continue to pepper your site with New Chronolgy. The above given address really contains no revisionist connection, just observation and discourse about the paintings mentioned with some of it, my observations, of course, (laugh) having some "redeeming social value!" chuckle!



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The "Spear" in Alexander's Side