Jacques

Jacques

Posted on 01/23/2016


Photo taken on April  7, 2012



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P4077066ac Cefalu Presbyterium at Easter Time

P4077066ac Cefalu Presbyterium at Easter Time
Adapted for the Arab-Norman cathedral, this Christ has blond hair and clear eyes while the bear remains black!!! From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia; ArtworksPresbyterium mosaic: It was probably planned that the entire church should be decorated in mosaic, but it was only completed in the presbyterium area; It still covers the apse and some half of the side walls; Roger II brought masters in the technique of mosaic from Constantinople; They adapted their traditional Byzantine decorative art to an architectural structure that was Northern European origin; The dominant figure of the decorative scheme is the bust of the Christ Pantocrator (meaning in glory), portrayed with his right hand raised in Benediction on the semi-dome of the apse; In his left hand he carries the Gospel of John, in which can be read, in Greek and Latin: "I am the light of the world, who follows me will not wander in the darkness but will have the light of life" (John, 8:12); The chief figures, that of the Christ Pantocrator and the Virgin Mary, are clothed in blue, given a great luminosity by the background of gold tiles; The work is of the highest order, having great elegance in the draping of the robes and sensitivity in the faces and gestures; It is considered the finest Byzantine mosaic in Italy and comparable to other fine Late Byzantine work from Constantinople; The Byzantine mosaic decoration was completed before 1170; The lower part and the side walls of the presbyterium were completed only in the 17th century, covering preceding paintings of which scarce traces remain today; Italy Sicily Mediterranean Island Palermo Province Cefalu Town Cathedral.

Jan Klimczak, albertsville, UKEO, Régis Desailly have particularly liked this photo


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Régis Desailly
Régis Desailly
Salut Jacques, tes photos sont des trésors, peut- être qu'un jour on rasera tout ce patrimoine historique , afin de ne pas stigmatiser d'autres croyances.....
18 months ago.
Jacques
Jacques
C'est ce qui se passera si on ne se décide pas à vitrifier ces dingues avant que ce soit eux qui nous vitrifient si des copains de la même fratrie leur refilent les suppositoires appropriés! Ayant déjà envahi les côtes Lybiennes ils se sont rapprochés suffisamment!!! Ils n'ont pas hésité à raser Palmyre dans leur coin, une merveille absolue que nous avons par chance visitée, c'est dire leur détermination! Enfin rien n'est éternel de toute façon.....sauf Dieu!
18 months ago. Edited 18 months ago.
UKEO
UKEO
vraiment magnifique ..... et je reprends à mon compte le commentaire de Régis !
18 months ago.
Jacques has replied to UKEO
Je te comprends pour le commentaire de Régis......Cette mosaïque du Christ est probablement la plus belle que nous ayons pu admirer!
18 months ago. Edited 18 months ago.
Jan Klimczak
Jan Klimczak
Doskonała kompozycja i opracowanie.
18 months ago.
Jacques
Jacques
Thank You Jan!
18 months ago.
Dave Linscheid
Dave Linscheid
A beautiful presbyterium, captured very well.
16 months ago.
Jacques has replied to Dave Linscheid
Thank You very much Dave! Happy Easter!
16 months ago.