Sacred and Profane Love

Sacred and Profane Love

Friday, 2 January 2015

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A new post is being prepared which 
shall be a focus on one painting of the 
Northern Renaissance period. 
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you

Allegory of Christianity Jan Provost, c.1515
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Two posts have been removed for modification and will be re-posted in the coming weeks (I hope). Some very interesting insights have come to light (the muse has returned)... my apologies for any inconvenience..

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Links to this sites most popular 
posts are listed below:
'The purpose of writing a visual analysis is to train the eye to see precisely, so that the mind may more accurately perceive...'.
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Perhaps still the most important post on this site: The Zodiacal Metaphors reveal anti-clockwise sequential references to specific zodiacal houses hidden within the painting and which form an allegorical language designed to deliberately coincide with the paintings geometric arrangements.
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Discusses the classical and archetypal identities of the three figures at the sarcophagus/fountain, as well as the fountain itself - the original visual source, the geometric confirmation, and philosophical raison d'etre.
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Meaning of the Fondaco dei Tedeschi murals (a digression)(link)

The intention of this post was  to connect the child at the Fountain/Sarcophagus of the Sacred and Profane Love to the child with the 'wand' supposedly 'tapping apples' (J. Anderson Giorgione - the Painter of 'Poetic Brevity'. New York : Flammarion, c.1997) that was painted on the walls of the German trade headquarters in Venice by Giorgione. This post argues that in both cases the child is Mercury and both cases this 'child Mercury' was presented as a winged babe. As both instances conceive Mercury in this unique manner, it shall be argued that these portrayals can be traced to the oeuvre of Giorgione. However this connection can only be realised by deciphering the general meaning of the Fondaco murals and then transposing that earlier mindset (of the winged Fondaco child) onto the child of the Sacred and Profane Love.
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