The Disciples Peter and John Running to the Sepulchre on the Morning of the Resurrection (Painting)

The Disciples Peter and John Running to the Sepulchre on the Morning of the Resurrection

When I first saw the painting during an Easter ceremony in my church, I was startled. You can see John and Peter running to witness Jesus rising from His tomb on Easter morning. Look at the gestures, posture and facial expressions that masterfully express complex emotions of their hope in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. John is younger than Peter as he ran faster than Peter, who is older.

I know that the artist must have had more stories to be told through the painting, that’s why one can stare at a painting for hours. Because thousands of words can be described only with a single painting, that’s the true.

The painting was portrayed by a Swiss painter, Eugene Burnand (1850 – 1921). This nuanced artwork was his most famous piece. It is displayed in Musée d’Orsay, Paris, France. I hope I can visit that place oneday. 🙂

Thou Art With Me

“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.” (Psalm 23:4, Kings James Bible)

The School of Athens (Raphael)

The School of Athens (Raphael)

The School of Athens, or Scuola di Atene in Italian, is one of the most famous frescoes by the Italian Renaissance artist Raphael.

Artist : Raphael
Year : 1509–1510
Type : Fresco
Dimensions : 500 cm × 770 cm (200 in × 300 in)
Location : Apostolic Palace, Vatican City

Figures

1: Zeno of Citium 
2: Epicurus 
3: unknown
4: Boethius or Anaximander or Empedocles?
5: Averroes 
6: Pythagoras 
7: Alcibiades or Alexander the Great?
8: Antisthenes or Xenophon or Timon?
9: unknown or the Fornarina as a personification of Love or (Francesco Maria della Rovere?) 10: Aeschines or Xenophon?
11: Parmenides?
12: Socrates 
13: Heraclitus
14: Plato
15: Aristotle 
16: Diogenes 
17: Plotinus (Donatello?)
18: Euclid or Archimedes with students (Bramante?)
19: Zoroaster 
20: Ptolemy?
21: Protogenes

Central Figures

In the center of the fresco are the two undisputed main subjects: Plato on the left and Aristotle, his student, on the right.

This work has long been seen as “Raphael’s masterpiece and the perfect embodiment of the classical spirit of the High Renaissance.”

David (Michelangelo)

The Statue of David is a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture created between 1501 and 1504, by the Italian artist Michelangelo. It is a 5.17-metre marble statue of a standing male nude. The statue represents the Biblical hero David, a favoured subject in the art of Florence, symbolize the defence of civil liberties embodied in the Florentine Republic an independent city-stated threatened on all sides by more powerful rival states and by the hegemony of the Medici family. The eyes of David, with a warning glare, were turned towards Rome. The statue was located at the Accademia Gallery in Florence since 1873.
The Renaissance is derived from the word rinascere  that means “to be reborn”. It was a cultural movement that spanned the period roughly from the 14th to the 17th century in Europe. During this period, there was an enormous renewal of interest in and study of classical antiquity.
Michelangelo (1475 – 1564) is an Italian Renaissance sculptor, painter, architect, poet, and engineer who was considered the greatest living artist in his lifetime, and ever since then he has been held to be one of the greatest artists of all time.

The Statue of David, created between 1501 and 1504 by Michelangelo, is a masterpiece and one of the most renowned works of the Renaissance art.

David by Michelangelo in The Gallery of the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence.

David seen from the left.

David from the back.

Detail of David’s face.