Art Through Time: A Global View - The Ecstasy of St. Teresa Born in the Castilian town of Ávila in 1515, Teresa Sánchez de Cepeda y Ahumada entered a Carmelite convent around the age of twenty, but it was not until the 1550s that she began to experience divine visions like the one to which Gian Lorenzo Bernini gives tangible form here. Located above the altar of the Cornaro Chapel in Rome’s Santa Maria della Vittoria, Bernini’s The Ecstasy of St. Teresa represents an episode from the life of the saint as recorded in her spiritual autobiography. Teresa describes an angel carrying a fire-tipped spear with which he pierces her heart repeatedly, an act that sends her into a state of spiritual rapture. “The pain,” she writes, “was so severe that it made me utter several moans. The sweetness caused by this intense pain is so extreme that one cannot possibly wish it to cease, nor is one’s soul then content with anything but God.” Bernini’s sculptural group shows a cupid-like angel holding an arrow.
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Motherhood From Spirit and Water | Motherhood as Spiritual Art… I recently watched a movie on 12th Century Christian Benedictine Abbess, mystic, nun, writer, artist, herbalist, musician and prophetic visionary and healer Hildegard von Bingen, whose mandalas are above (the first is entitled Awakening, the second Motherhood from Spirit and the Water, and the third Cultivating the Cosmic Tree…). What strikes me so deeply about her story and her life’s work is how much she was able to do as a woman in one lifetime – and during a time when a woman’s power in Europe was scant. She found a way to divinely illuminate a feminine spirituality that was embodied and earth-based. Her message reminds me that the archetype of Motherhood transcends giving birth. Here is a woman who was visionary, mystic, healer, caregiver and creative artist all at once. Opening herself to awakening and perceiving the interconnectedness of all things, a profound Vision guided her life. She led me to think on ‘Vision‘- and what it means in my own life. Like this: Like Loading...
CV - Martin Wittfooth Museums Mull Public Use of Online Art Images Photo AMSTERDAM — Many museums post their collections online, but the Rijksmuseum here has taken the unusual step of offering downloads of high-resolution images at no cost, encouraging the public to copy and transform its artworks into stationery, T-shirts, tattoos, plates or even toilet paper. The museum, whose collection includes masterpieces by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Mondrian and van Gogh, has already made images of 125,000 of its works available through Rijksstudio, an interactive section of its Web site. The staff’s goal is to add 40,000 images a year until the entire collection of one million artworks spanning eight centuries is available, said Taco Dibbits, the director of collections at the Rijksmuseum. “We’re a public institution, and so the art and objects we have are, in a way, everyone’s property,” Mr. “We’ve gotten over that hurdle,” said Deborah Ziska, a spokeswoman for the in Washington. The National Gallery has so far uploaded about 25,000 works to share with the public.