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2014/04/20

compare ElGreco, The Agony in the Garden of Gethsemane & Carravaggio 's ecco homo





In on painting there is almost exultant elation at the prospect of prayer _t o the f a there who's not the re ___ hands held downward fingers delicately pointing downward as if a  Buddha praying .... or something else some thing joyously deranged. as if to suggest that prayer all prayer is deranged? Is prayer then a form of folly along the lines of belief in a  god, a sickness a form of madness believeing transcendence will save us from suffering?
suffering is our enemy
https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-EvCKSTAm12E/Te5vA5YkuJI/AAAAAAAAACY/dD9-Sm6Oqiw/s320/89-141_CaravaggioEcceHomo.jpgEcce Homo Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio
Olio su tela 128 x 103 cm
1605 o 1609
Genova, Galleria di Palazzo Bianco

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 in the Carravaggio suffering is banal at least for the christ figure,  head bowed in pious acceptance or a secret delight O yes I am hoyden enjoying this suffering

and the man to the right in front what's he about? hand pointing ? Ecco Homo?
Voila, the man, and his god, absent. loves
his self wrought suffering?

No, this too is not deep enough.
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