"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.
Monday, January 11, 2010
All art is derivative.
If you look closely, this exceptionally small work by El Greco seems to have inspired Spanish artists - and others - who came after El Greco. One such painter who comes to mind is Dali. We know El Greco began as an iconographer, but I wonder if he was influenced at all by Bosh?
Thanks to the ever popular Kat for introducing me to this El Greco. She offers the full frontal view here.