Tuesday, 28 March 2017
When drinking the four cups of wine, and eating the matzot, the korech sandwich, and the afikoman, one is required to recline on a couch, an armchair, or on pillows. This is how royalty and nobility used to eat and on this night the people of Israel are entitled to conduct themselves like royalty. Maimonides writes: One is required to see himself as if he had just now left Egyptian slavery. Hence, when a person eats on this night, he is required to eat and drink while reclining, as a sign of freedom.
Saturday, 25 March 2017
Left: The risen Christ appearing to the Eleven (Luke 24,36-49) from Duccio's Maestà. Christ has a plain halo; the Apostles only have them where they will not seriously interfere with the composition. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halo_(religious_iconography)
Right: Yeshua bar Yosef appears to the eleven Talmidim for the Jewish Jesus Exhibit in New York. Halos are kippahs (yarmulke), head coverings, and appear on all 12. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kippah
Thursday, 23 March 2017
Wednesday, 22 March 2017
Repainting of a Jewish Jesus ..... a Study from the Borghese Gallery, "The Deposition", also known as the Pala Baglione, Borghese Deposition or The Entombment, is an oil painting by the Italian High Renaissance painter Raphael. Signed and dated "Raphael Urbinas MDVII (1507)", the painting is in the Galleria Borghese in Rome. It is the central panel of a larger altarpiece commissioned by Atalanta Baglioni of Perugia in honor of her of fallen son, Grifonetto Baglioni. Like many works, it shares elements of the common subjects of the Deposition of Christ, the Lamentation of Christ, and the Entombment of Christ. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Deposition_(Raphael)
The repainting on the right is a digital study for a larger oil painting on canvas. This is my 1st study using the Samsung Galaxy Note (8") with the Stylus S Pen and the Free Note App that comes with the Galaxy Note.