Re: Here is a Game of "Prints"

#73
debra wrote:So, Savoy, France, 1494. Does that help us?
1494... well tis the year Casola went on his pilgrimage to Jerusalem, and in which the French King Charles VIII crossed the Alps into Italy... not sure either of those facts are of relevance here though:P
Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal; bad poets deface what they take, and good poets make it into something better, or at least something different.
T. S. Eliot

Re: Here is a Game of "Prints"

#75
First, the earlier one:

Print "A"
A Monstrance Held By Two Angels

Basel, 1495-1500
These angels hold a monstrance which is a vessel in which the Eucharistic host is often kept.
A similar cut appeared in "Cura Pastoralis" published in Basel, 1498, by Michel Furter.

OP Note:
This is a pretty straight forward image.
A monstrance is a vessel that often holds the "body of Christ".
This is related in concept to "the church" as a vessel.
The monstrance is in the form of a church building. (It is a "model" of a church.)
So the "connection" between A and B is simply that two angels are carrying a small "building" in each image.
Yet they differ in meaning, as we shall see....
I am not a cannibal.

Re: Here is a Game of "Prints"

#76
Print "B"
The Transportation Of The Holy House Of Loreto

Savoy, France, 1494
This virtually unknown woodcut celebrates the miraculous transportation of the little house, supposedly the Virgin's, from its original setting in Nazareth to its present location in the town of Loreto, near Ancona in northeastern Italy, an event that took place on Dec. 10, 1294. The house is now a chapel enclosed in the Chiesa della Santa Casa, built in 1465. The typeset inscription may be paraphrased as follows:

"By the angels of paradise this church was transported without its foundations, which are still in Nazareth, to this place. It took a long time, but this was of no importance to the Christians of the vicinity who gave no heed to people deprived of good sense."

The woodcut was probably executed in honor of the 200th anniversary of the miracle, and the small "CC" in the lower left would seem to verify this guess. Stylistic considerations give equal support. Stylistic similarities to several other woodcuts from the region also support the attribution to Savoy.

OP Note:
I find this utterly charming.
(And then some.)
I am not a cannibal.

Re: Here is a Game of "Prints"

#78
OnePotato wrote:Print "B"
The Transportation Of The Holy House Of Loreto

Savoy, France, 1494
This virtually unknown woodcut celebrates the miraculous transportation of the little house, supposedly the Virgin's, from its original setting in Nazareth to its present location in the town of Loreto, near Ancona in northeastern Italy, an event that took place on Dec. 10, 1294. The house is now a chapel enclosed in the Chiesa della Santa Casa, built in 1465. The typeset inscription may be paraphrased as follows:

"By the angels of paradise this church was transported without its foundations, which are still in Nazareth, to this place. It took a long time, but this was of no importance to the Christians of the vicinity who gave no heed to people deprived of good sense."

The woodcut was probably executed in honor of the 200th anniversary of the miracle, and the small "CC" in the lower left would seem to verify this guess. Stylistic considerations give equal support. Stylistic similarities to several other woodcuts from the region also support the attribution to Savoy.

OP Note:
I find this utterly charming.
(And then some.)
What a great story!
The Tarot will lose all its vitality for one who allows himself to be side-tracked by its pedantry. - Aleister Crowley

Some Tarot Connections

#79
Hi, OnePotato,
OnePotato wrote:Print "A"
A Monstrance Held By Two Angels

Basel, 1495-1500
These angels hold a monstrance which is a vessel in which the Eucharistic host is often kept.
A similar cut appeared in "Cura Pastoralis" published in Basel, 1498, by Michel Furter.
The Ace of Cups in Tarot was routinely depicted in a fashion that would be immediately recognizable as a Christian icon of one sort or another.

The Ace of Cups: Christian Content in Tarot
http://pre-gebelin.blogspot.com/2007/11 ... -cups.html
OnePotato wrote:Print "B"
The Transportation Of The Holy House Of Loreto

Savoy, France, 1494
This virtually unknown woodcut celebrates the miraculous transportation of the little house, supposedly the Virgin's, from its original setting in Nazareth to its present location in the town of Loreto, near Ancona in northeastern Italy, an event that took place on Dec. 10, 1294.
I know that Tarot connections are not the point of this thread, but the Virgin of Loreto has a rather dramatic one -- she is sometimes depicted wearing the papal tiara. Searching around on the Internet will turn up multiple examples of that aspect of the Loreto Virgin and a related popess, the Virgin of the Rosary.

A Florentine Allegory of the Lord's Mercy
http://pre-gebelin.blogspot.com/2009/03 ... mercy.html

Best regards,
Michael
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