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
Olio su tela 128 x 103 cm
1605 o 1609
Genova, Galleria di Palazzo Bianco
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.