The introduction begins with the paradox of art being a means of escaping the world, while at the same time, highlighting the beauty of the world.
For me, I am best able to appreciate art by hearing the story behind the art. A few of my favorites:
- When The priest Laocoon opposed Minerva, she sent a giant serpent to strangle his two sons, and then him. This statue was the beginning of the Vatican Museums in 1504.
- Da Vinci's 'Saint Jerome', while still unfinished, was used as a she maker's bench and was rediscovered two centuries later.
- Did you know that Michaelangelo inscribed his signature on the Pieta, on the ribbon of the Blessed Mother's dress? I didn't...
There were several references to these works of art bringing us closer to God, and I do believe that is true. Whether you are seeking that, or if you are just someone who appreciates beautiful art, I strongly recommend that you see this movie. It will bring you closer to the art than you could get even by being there. The photography is outstanding, and brings the art to life.
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