The three west façade windows existed before the tragic 1194 fire. They show the Passion on the left side along with the Incarnation at the centre and the Tree of Jesse on the right side. It is a very common biblical story as it was a sort of a
For most of his life, my father used his Chinese name, Chang Wen Ti, but after he received his U.S. citizenship, he became known as John Wen Ti Chang. What 's in a name? To my father, his name change was a symbol of a new start. Known in China, and Shanghai, specifically, he was the orphan from Suzhou who eventually made a big name for himself in the world of Jade. No one would have dreamt during his early years, that he would be famous for anything much less as the owner and the creator of the world’s largest and most spectacular Jade Pagoda and the collection of the finest jade carvings of China. As much as he was lauded for his achievements, he lived as a humble man giving credit of his achievements to the grace of God and for His glory.
Simon Stimson, 49, of Grover’s Corners, died September 27th 1910. Committed suicide in the attic of his house by hanging himself.
Maurice Britt was known for many important things. He was a professional football player, a medal of honor recipient of World War II, a Lieutenant governor of Arkansas, and he was also a businessman.
The Cathedral of Florence, officially known as Cattedrale Santa Maria del Fiore but better known as the Duomo,
Wall paintings and stained glass windows used well known figures or shapes to tell a story and express a meaning. The four evangelists, discussed earlier, all had a symbol which would have been used in these types of artwork. Another well known symbol would be of the bread and wine. This was used for the Lord’s Supper by having bread rising above a chalice of wine. A crown was seen as royalty and was often used for Christ. And finally a lamb would represent Jesus Christ. Although these are just a few of the hundreds of symbols used during this time period all had specific means and the church used these to portray a certain abstract idea or concept. (Early Christian Art).
In the article, “Bernward and Eve at Hildesheim” written by Adam S. Cohen and Anne Derbes, they describe the images on the panels of the bronze doors of Hildesheim. They talk about the Fall and Redemption of humanity centering around Eve and Mary. Along with the Bishop Bernward and his struggle against Sophia the abbess of Gandersheim. Cohen and Derbes’s thesis is that the bronze doors present the Fall as a sexually charged encounter with presenting Eve as the main person to blame.
In medieval times, torture was used to punish criminals, deter crime, and gather information. There were many different types of tortures, most of which were brutal and painful. At the time, torture was deemed necessary to maintain order. Laws were harsh and torture was severe, but effective form of punishment. Despite its effectiveness, torture was often an unfair and extremely cruel punishment, and should have been eliminated in all forms. It is disturbing to learn how people were humiliated and maltreated, and how exquisitely brutal were the devices invented to subdue and discipline people.
Many of the objects depicted in High Renaissance paintings were there for a reason. In “The Annunciation,” Mary is the largest figure and the main focus. She is shown facing front, with her head tilted toward the floor and her eyes almost closed. In her left hand she is holding the Bible, representing her devoutness to God, her right hand is raised, all fingers pointing up. Archangel Gabriel is on the left side of the panel, shown smaller and wearing the ornate vestments of a priest. His clothes symbolize the similarity between him and the clergy of the Church: they both share the word of God. They are both wearing very loose fitting clothing that have many folds. The Holy Trinity is represented here by God, baby Jesus carrying his cross, and a dove, often a symbol of the Holy Spirit. They are all connected by seven rays of light, flowing directly from God’s mouth onto Mary. The seven rays represent the seven days it took God to create the universe. Gold is used as a symbol to represent divinity (Smith). White lilies in a vase between angel Gabriel and Mary often symbolized Mary’s purity. Written on the vase is “Ave Regina,” representing the Hail Mary prayer. The Latin words written in gold are archangel Gabriel telling Mary, “‘Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus’” (Luke 1:31). Symbolism can also be found in the frame of the painting. The three arches at the top represent the Holy Trinity. Groups of three like the arches were popular throughout Christian art to represent the Holy
The doors of Bishop Bernward were commissioned by the Bishop around 1015 and feature sixteen different panels. Eight are from the Old Testament, and eight are from the New Testament. The doors are decorated with panels with representations of the Creation of Eve, the Presentation of Eve to Adam, the Temptation, the Fall, the Expulsion of Adam and Eve, the Labors of Adam and Eve, the Sacrifice of Abel and Cain, the Murder of Abel, the Annunciation, the Nativity, the Adoration of the Magi, the Presentation to Simeon, Christ before Pilate, the Crucifixion, the Maries at the Sepulchre and Christ appearing to St. Mary Magdalen. The events from Genesis leading up to and portraying the Fall of Man proceed in a downward direction, those which depict man's
I never knew I would have a friend like Addison, who always helps me to do the right thing. She does that by telling me to do something to help my other friend. She is one of the nicest people I have ever met. She is trustworthy. She helps me do the right thing. For example, if I did something wrong she would tell me how to fix it. She also helps me do the right thing by telling me when I was not being nice. She is helpful and sweet, which is what I really love about her.
The north rose window depicts the creation of earth. It shows God, Adam, Eve, Cain and Abel in the window. It show that the culture at the time was Christian due to the creation story. The stain glass window is 9.65 meters in diameter and is shaped to resemble a rose.
The third dome to the path of the Christ in Majesty is the Trinity Dome. The Trinity Dome was dedicated on December 8, 2017. The Trinity Dome is the main and largest dome in the Shrine of Immaculate Conception, covering 18,000 square feet. The Trinity Dome depicts the Most Holy Trinity, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and a procession of saints who have been associated with the United States. The four pendentives portray the four Evangelists which are Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.The base of the dome is encircled with the Nicene Creed.
Ghiberti had many famous works, but the most famous one was the Florence Baptistery doors or otherwise known as Gates of Paradise. Ghiberti started building the doors in 1425 and had finished them in 1452 (took him 27 years to finish the Gates of Paradise). He used bronze to create the doors. The doors were one of the greatest masterpieces in the early Renaissance. They were also very famous and influential. The doors depict scenes from the New Testament.
the Annex (including the Giver’s living space): The Annex is an extension of the Giver’s home. When anyone wishes to enter the Giver’s home, they must first enter the annex and state their business with the attendant. If the attendant condones the person’s entrance, they (currently she) will unlock the door to the Giver’s home. That door is the only (publicly known) locked door in the community, and is in place to “ensure the Giver’s privacy.” Inside the Giver's abode, one will find that it is similar to other dwellings, but more decorated, and every wall is covered in bookcases reaching the ceiling. Most (if not all) of the books in the Giver's abode have embossed titles (page 74). In addition to these abnormalities (the only other books