Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Biblical Art on the WWW

Biblical Art on the WWW

This is such a great website.

12 comments:

Rose~ said...

I can't get to the place where it allows me to search for anything. I can't get past the homepage.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

I did have the same problem once or twice.

But the last few times I have visited the site it worked fine.

David Wyatt said...

Great stuff, bro. Matthew. Except the pictures are so small.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

David, you click on the pictures in order to get links to the source on the web.

Some of the pictures are small, others are large.

God Bless

Matthew

Chris said...

I'm often struck by how art of this period and genre seems to emanate its own light, as though it would matter not if the museum lights were on, it would still glow.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Interesting point.

Which period though? There are quite a few different periods in that website, though the majority are medieval or Reformation era.

Chris said...

Well, despite its Roman Catholic pedigree, the style of art that seems to embody this aspect of intrinsic light is found in the Baroque period. Caravaggio's work is a good example of what I'm talking about.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

I am afraid I am not a huge fan of Baroque art.

Two reasons-

1. Too little clothing and it often hangs off the body in an unrealistic fashion.

2. Too much movement. Baroque makes me dizzy!

Chris said...

Ah, but the light is my point. The Chiaroscuro, the interplay of light and dark. That's the thing. Fortunately, other art periods made good use of it as well.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

I know what you mean.

David Wyatt said...

I say, if it ain't Baroque, don't fix it!!

Thanks bro. Matthew fer setting me straight on the picture size. God Bless.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

I am thinking you borrowed that pun from a certain Disney movie.