Friday, April 24, 2009

The Raising of Lazarus; Death of Orpheus

Apologies for the lack of posting yesterday, I was sans Intarwebz! Here's two.

(Juan de Flandes, The Raising of Lazarus, c. 1500-1510)

I have decided that resurrections should make a *ding* noise from now on.

(Albrecht Dürer, Death of Orpheus, 1494)

...I'm not quite sure why there's a random babeh as the Bacchante beat Orpheus to death. And I'm not sure why he had to take his pants off before they kill him. But it forms a nice frame tale with the blossoming of life earlier in this post. Happy weekend!

1 comment:

Regina said...

What passionless maenads. They look like they're golfing.