Friday, January 22

Noli Me Tangere by Alexander Ivanov - Mary Magdalene and biblical themes

















Right: detail Left: Noli Me Tangere, 1835, by Alexander Ivanov. Noli me tangere "Do not touch me" is what Christ said to Mary Magdalene when she sees him and recognizes him after the resurrection:
"John 20:17 - Jesus saith unto her, TOUCH ME NOT; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God (all quotes from the KJV)."
The theme was painted by many artists specially during renascence. At the next post I will publish the most famous.

2 comments:

Sandee said...

It's beautiful Ana. I so love all the art you post here.

Have a terrific day and weekend. :)

Ana said...

Thank you Sandee!
Have a great day you too!