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Ascension C
Sunday 24th May 2020


Image supplied by Sr Cecilia Prest, 'Gentle Light'
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Visual Meditation

Looking at art works or movies is a great way to open ourselves to the meaning of the Gospels. Seeing can bypass our preconceived notions, giving us new vistas of enlightenment. With painting or sculpture one needs to sit quietly and absorb the dynamics of the piece. The drama of movies more easily engages us and offers a way to conversation about the Gospel with other members of your family.

This Sunday's Visual Meditation

ART WORKS

  • This painting of the Ascension by Giotto shows Jesus ascending past the choirs of angels to the Father (click red text).
  • The great Russian icon painter, Andrei Rublev, interpretation of the Ascension (click red text).
  • In Albrecht Altdorfer’s Ascension of Christ we see the Resurrection and Ascension together (click red text).
  • Benjamin West’s painting of the the Ascension aims to give a literal interpretation of the scene (click red text).
  • While Peter Rogers’ painting is more symbolic (click red text).
  • The images by Jan Richardson give a very modern interpretation of the Ascension. Ascension one
    and Ascension Two (click red text).

MOVIES

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