thursday art walk


Erik Kain

Erik writes about video games at Forbes and politics at Mother Jones. He's the contributor of The League though he hasn't written much here lately. He can be found occasionally composing 140 character cultural analysis on Twitter.

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8 Responses

  1. Avatar Jaybird says:

    So *THAT* is where Monty Python got Him…Report

  2. Avatar Chris Dierkes says:

    It’s an interesting depiction in that the Trinitarian figures are in a linear up/down line–as opposed to Rublev’s circular Trinity angel figures. Also the Holy Spirit is over God the Father which contradicts the Creed of Constantinople wherein The Spirit proceeds from the Father.

    It also is very classical Medieval piety in that Jesus is still being Crucified–even in heaven. Danger there is that it reduces his life to his death–big problem in evangelical Prot spirituality.Report

  3. Avatar Kyle Cupp says:

    I notice that one of the two arches behind the Trinity is a rainbow, or at least looks like one. However, it appears to be solid. I’m not much of an art scholar…Is it common for depictions of the Trinity to incorporate a rainbow?Report

    • Avatar Jaybird says:

      On the right there (Jesus’s left), I see (at least) Moses…

      Perhaps it’s a reference to the various covenants God has held with Mankind?

      The 10 Commandments being the Mosaic, the rainbow representing the Noahic? Maybe?Report

      • Avatar Kyle Cupp says:

        Could be, Jaybird. There’s so much going on in the painting; I can’t take it all in on one viewing. I’ll have to make it my desktop image for a while.Report

  4. Avatar Chris Dierkes says:

    what jaybird said. or durer was gay. or maybe thought god was.Report