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thegetty:

Another gruesome manuscript match up based on last night’s Game of Thrones from our Medieval manuscripts curator:

"Last week it was cannibalism, this week it’s death by fire. We saw supposed heretics burned at the stake to satisfy the fire god, the Lord of Light (or at least his uber-creepy, crimson-clad priestess).
In this illumination, even knights aren’t untouchable to the torch. The Pope crushed the chivalric order and after a series of confessions, the grand master of the Knights Templar was burned as a heretic.”

Heated tempers all around.

thegetty:

Another gruesome manuscript match up based on last night’s Game of Thrones from our Medieval manuscripts curator:

"Last week it was cannibalism, this week it’s death by fire. We saw supposed heretics burned at the stake to satisfy the fire god, the Lord of Light (or at least his uber-creepy, crimson-clad priestess).

In this illumination, even knights aren’t untouchable to the torch. The Pope crushed the chivalric order and after a series of confessions, the grand master of the Knights Templar was burned as a heretic.”

Heated tempers all around.

thegetty:

Winter is coming. All men must die. And Game of Thrones is back!
Stay tuned each week as we unpack Sunday’s episodes through medieval masterpieces.

A lot happened in this super intense episode! What did we learn? Weddings, sadistic human hunts, and burning heretics never end well; perplexing visions of crows and apocalyptic omens flying above a key city somehow make sense to a young paraplegic; the flirty exchange of glances between two handsome princes does not go unnoticed, especially by one’s future wife’s brother-lover; fools can come to the rescue in a time of need; and even though Joffrey may have cut up a book, the writing of his legacy was already on the wall…

dominusvenustas:

Del Sarto saves the Monastery from destruction

In the year 1529, Florence was under siege by Carlos V and his army. The Vallombrosian Monastery was to be destroyed. Until King Carlos saw the fresco by Andrea del Sarto of the Last Supper painted on the wall of the refectory inside. The Florentines say the building was saved because of the beauty of the fresco.

Del Sarto was called by Vasari ‘the flawless painter’ who believed if he had had a more courageous soul, his work being so deep and him so talented, he would have surely been the best, a truly divine artist.

But alas, it has been said there was a shyness in his soul. I say, he was therefore human.

slowartday:

Shown: Slow Art Day at the Harn Museum of Art
Did you miss a Slow Art Day event yesterday? It’s never too late to make a time in your week to experience a piece of art.
Also, mark your calendar for April 11, 2015!

slowartday:

Shown: Slow Art Day at the Harn Museum of Art

Did you miss a Slow Art Day event yesterday? It’s never too late to make a time in your week to experience a piece of art.

Also, mark your calendar for April 11, 2015!

philamuseum:

Daenerys’s dragons: cheer or fear? Dragons in Western culture are often depicted as an evil to destroy, while in Eastern art, they are guardians and a source of power. Who are you rooting for?

Film still from “Game of Thrones”

Bodhisattva Riding a Dragon,” early 20th century, Myanmar (Burma) or Tibet

Hercules Slaying the Dragon of the Hesperides,” date unknown, by Cornelis Cort (1533–1578)