Sunday, January 6, 2013

Gislebertus: The Dream of the Three Kings

An Angel Appears to the Three Kings in a Dream by Gislebertus,
1125-1135, Cathedral Saint-Lazare, Autun, France

The image above is the subject of ArtWay's Visual Meditation for today, called "God’s Guidance," by Richard Harries.  The image is that of a Romanesque column capital carved by an artist named Gislebertus, and the text of the meditation comes from Harries' book, A Gallery of Reflections: The Nativity of Christ.  I've posted the link on the blog today because the Romanesque style is an amalgam of ancient Roman, Celtic and Byzantine art styles, of which Celtic (or Insular) and Byzantine art were highly symbolic in form, much like nonwestern art.  Enjoy!

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