“The Scene of Christ in the Temple”, continues Bartolomeo’s

“The Scene of Christ in the Temple”, continues Bartolomeo’s

9/5/2021, 3:39:55 PM
“The Scene of Christ in the Temple”, continues Bartolomeo’s series of motifs of children and the family, which seem to have taken over from his earlier mysticism. This shows the infant Jesus brought by Mary and Joseph to the Temple in Jerusalem, when he was forty days old, in accordance with the law of Moses for first-born male children. Traditionally this is known as The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, with Mary and Joseph meeting Simeon and Anna, a pious widow. Simeon recognised the infant as the Messiah, praised God, and said that he could now die at peace in the knowledge that the Messiah had come – a prayer known from its opening words in Latin as Nunc dimittis. It is remembered in the festival of Hypapante (Greek for meeting), which is now widely known as Candlemas in northern Europe. The Scene of Christ in the Temple, 1516 by Fra Bartolomeo. 🏛: Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria. #arteesamor #historyofart #arthistory #arte #renaissanceart #renaissance #ancientart #kunsthistorischesmuseum #vienna #italy #italianart #16thcentury #masterpiece #bible #christ #temple #jesus #mary #artgallery #artlover

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