Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Caravaggio: Mary Magdalene in Ecstasy

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio: Mary Magdalen in Ecstasy (1606)

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2 comments:

  1. Funny how great painters use sexual ecstasy as a model for spiritual ecstasy.

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    1. Sex has always sold. Painters wanted attention and business. During the Medieval and Renaissance periods, you could get away with otherwise forbidden topics by couching it in spiritual (and sometimes classical) subject matter.

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