Παρασκευή, 25 Ιουνίου 2010

Temptations of Saint Anthony

Pieter Huys (1547)
Most of what is known about the life of Saint Anthony comes from the Life of Anthony, written in Greek around 360 by Athanasius of Alexandria. Famously, Anthony is said to have faced a series of supernatural temptations during his pilgrimage to the desert. These temptations were a famous repeated subject in paintings from medieval to modern times, with the most bizarre and creepy depictions of the demons that Saint Anthony allegendly confronted. Read about these temptations in English here and in greek here

Bernardino Parenzano (1494)


Schongauer Martin (1480)


Michelangelo (1487-89)
nearly a copy of the above


Pieter Bruegel (1525-1569)


Lucas Cranach (1506)


Jacques Callot (1635)


Matthias Grunewald (1515)


Salvator Rosa (1645)


Hieronymus Bosch (1495-1515)


Felicien Rops (1878)


Max Ernst (1945)


Salvador Dali (1946)


Sergei Sharov (1969)


Bill Sala

4 σχόλια:

  1. Δεν το πιστεύω ότι έχει εμπνεύσει τόσους πολλούς καλλιτέχνες! Απίστευτο κι όμως αληθινό!

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  2. και να φανταστείς ότι αυτό είναι ένα μικρό δείγμα, ελπίζω μάλιστα να είναι και αντιπροσωπευτικό των πιο αλόκοτων αναπαραστάσεων

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  3. This is one of my favourite painting themes - it has inspired so many great artists and produced unbelievable works of art.

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