Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Mary Magdalene

22 July is the day of celebrating the life of Mary Magdalene...
... many years ago I began to realise she had become much maligned and misunderstood throughout the centuries, and this is reflected in paintings by well-known artists, who were presumably being true to the thinking of their times... ( eg Georges de la Tours & Titian )

But then I discovered an earlier painting : from the St Alban’s Psalter 1120 - 45, and what really interested me were the expressions of the disciples receiving Mary’s news that she had seen the Risen Christ... 

apologies.... this blog - post has flipped around / lost some pictures & writing....

hoping to re - write later today
St Alban’s Psalter : 1120 - 45 AD

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