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A year, 6th Sunday of the Autumn

A year, 6th Sunday of the Autumn

 

Here we see a mixed-techniques lithograph by the Spanish artist Salvador Dali, whom is most of all known to us through his surrealistic work. Dali, however, had a good friend in Dr. Giuseppe Albaretto, a devout Catholic. He commissioned Dali to illustrate the Bible, so that he would have to study it and perhaps return to God, with the Biblia Sacra with its 105 outstanding lithographs (1964-1967) as result. The lithograph above carries the title Beati pauperes, beati mites, beati, Psalm 1:1, or ‘Blessed are the poor, blessed the meek, blessed, Psalm 1:1’. With this title Dali makes a connection between Psalm 1 and the Sermon on the Mount. This means that the figure in the lithograph can be Moses or Jesus, as both of these men emphasize that our love of God should be all exceeding. 

Marleen Hengelaar-Rookmaaker

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More:

- August 2017: Year A, 10th Sunday of the Summer
- May 2017: Pentecost: Images for the Holy Spirit
- April 2017: Fra Angelico: Christ in Limbo
- February 2017: Roger Wagner: Lazarus (Psalm 49)
- January 2017: Gislebertus: The Dream of the Three Kings
- November 2016: Advent: Butterfly
- November 2016: Reformation Day: Luther and Dürer
- September 2016: Reformation Day: Luther and Dürer
- June 2016: Ernst Barlach: The Believer
- March 2016: Tim Rollins and K.O.S.: Seven Last Words of Christ
- February 2016: Aaron Douglas & James Johnson: Listen Lord
- January 2016: 25 January - Caravaggio: The Conversion of Saul
- December 2015: Meditating on the Life of Christ
- November 2015: Gor Chahal and Jan Krist
- October 2015: Reformation Day: Luther and Dürer
- August 2015: Ordinary Time
- June 2015: Van Gogh: The Sower
- April 2015: Lynn Aldrich: Grid Buster
- March 2015: Good Friday: I am Thirsty
- February 2015: Jesus and the Samaritan Woman
- November 2014: Gor Chahal and Jan Krist
- November 2010: Advent - Until He Comes!