~ Male And female . Persons Gendered by nature . Destined for A glorious present . And an eternal Destiny. . Leonardo da Vinci, 'Vitruvian Man'
~ Spring and paradise have arrived at the door ~ He brings a message to a bookish girl ~ Who, lost in reading, interprets the words in wonder ~ 'God is With you.’ ~ Annunciation, Leonardo Da Vinci
We seem to be quite unsure about what it means to be human in the 21st century. One of the themes I return to every month is the figure of Adam, including how he has been portrayed in art - every month it seems to throw helpful light on the question of what it means … Continue reading A month of inspirers (4) – Adam
What is man that you are mindful of him?The son of man, that you care for him?Psalm 8 At the start of each month, I come to reflect on fundamentals: what does it mean to be human? Three aspects emerged at the start of this October, in 2019: To be human is to be createdTo … Continue reading Spiritual Reflection: What does it mean to be human?
Michaelangelo’s Adam is one of the best-known image of humanity’s divine aspect. We see God bringing man to life, with a heavenly touch, departing from the Biblical description in a flash of artistic inspiration. This is man in all his divine potential: potentially strong, potentially beautiful, potentially immortal... Leonardo Da Vinci’s “Vitruvian Man” explores another … Continue reading Inspiring Art: “Adam”
Chapters 1-3 of Genesis describe the totally captivating stories of the creation of the universe, the earth, all of life, and human life in particular. “Adam”, for me, represents all of humanity: we are created, related, spiritual, embodied, sexual, articulate, inquisitive, logical, mortal, fallible... "Vitruvian Man", Leonardo Da Vinci Leonardo Da Vinci's "Vitruvian Man" (above) … Continue reading Inspirers: The Inspiration of Adam
That all Should have such beauty Within - The touch Of the artist’s Grace Who is Not dead But timelessly Living Around All And endlessly Giving. Leonardo da Vinco, The Virgin and Child with St. Anne and St. John the Baptist