I have a dream...

I Have a dream....

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caravaggista:

Caravaggio, Mary Magdalen in Ecstasy, 1606

The Mary Magdalene is a stark image of exile, of anguish, and guilt … Caravaggio had killed a man, and come close to death himself, and the first instinct of a Catholic was to make an act of contrition. His Magdalene  is the sinner who spent many years in solitary penitence; she conveys the sense of desolation and abandonment that is part of the mystical experience; and the divine light creates a dazzling darkness. — Helen Langdon

caravaggista:

Caravaggio, Mary Magdalen in Ecstasy, 1606

The Mary Magdalene is a stark image of exile, of anguish, and guilt … Caravaggio had killed a man, and come close to death himself, and the first instinct of a Catholic was to make an act of contrition. His Magdalene  is the sinner who spent many years in solitary penitence; she conveys the sense of desolation and abandonment that is part of the mystical experience; and the divine light creates a dazzling darkness. — Helen Langdon