Showing posts with label Art. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Art. Show all posts

Saturday, April 2, 2022

Naason - Sistine Chapel - Michelangelo


We just learned about one of the Sistine Chapel paintings of Jesus' ancestors, Aminadab.

Another of the ancestor paintings is of Naason, also sometimes spelled Nashon.

Just like Amminadab, Nashon is in the Old Testament of the Bible a few times, throughout the books of Exodus, Numbers, and Chronicles, usually just being listed as part of the old family of God's people.

In the book of Matthew in the New Testament, in the list of relatives of Jesus, Nashon is the son of Amminadab that we just learned about.
So Nashon is the Great great great great great great grandson of Abraham, and the Great great great grandfather of David.


Michelangelo painted two people sitting beside a side that says "Naason".
There weren't really any paintings of Naason, since he was alive many years before Michelangelo did this painting, so he just imagined some people to put next to the sign to be part of Jesus' family.

(from: wikipedia - gallery of sistine chapel ceiling)


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Saturday, March 26, 2022

Aminadab - Sistine Chapel - Michelangelo


We just learned about Michelangelo's painting of Judith and Holfernes.

Another part of the Sistine Chapel are 14 half circles around the outside, showing the ancestors of Jesus.
One of those paintings is of Aminadab, which is sometimes spelled like "Amminadab".

Amminadab is in the Old Testament of the Bible a few times, throughout the books of Exodus, Numbers, and Chronicles, usually just being listed as part of the old family of God's people.
In the book of Matthew in the New Testament, there is a list of relatives of Jesus, going all the way back through some of the well known people like King David, and ending up all the way back at Abraham.
Amminadab is the Great great great great great grandson of Abraham, and the Great great great great grandfather of David.
So he was kind of in the middle of some more famous people in the Bible.

Michelangelo painted two people sitting beside a side that says "Aminadab".
There weren't really any paintings of Amminadab, since he was alive many years before Michelangelo did this painting, so he just imagined some people to put next to the sign to be part of Jesus' family.


(from: wikipedia - gallery of sistine chapel ceiling)


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Saturday, March 19, 2022

Judith and Holofernes - Sistine Chapel - Michelangelo


We've learned about three of the corner stories from Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel paintings: David Slaying Goliath, The Brazen Serpent, and The Punishment of Haman.

The painting in the fourth corner is Judith and Holofernes.

In the book of Judith, the story is that Israel was in trouble with a powerful army.
So a woman named Judith went to see one of the generals that liked her.
She tricked him into thinking she liked him too, and then when he was asleep she killed him and saved Israel from being attacked.


(from: wikipedia - sistine chapel ceiling)


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Saturday, March 12, 2022

The Punishment of Haman - Sistine Chapel - Michelangelo


We've learned about two of the corner stories from Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel paintings: David Slaying Goliath, and The Brazen Serpent.

Another of the corner pictures is The Punishment of Haman.

In the Bible book of Esther chapter 3, a man named Haman is trying to get the king to have all of God's Hebrew people killed.
Esther is the king's wife and she tells the king about it, and Haman is put to the death.


(from: wikipedia - sistine chapel ceiling)


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Saturday, March 5, 2022

The Brazen Serpent - Sistine Chapel - Michelangelo


We've just learned that Michelangelo made paintings about four stories in the four corners of the Sistine chapel.
The first was a painting of David Slaying Goliath.

Another corner has a painting called The Brazen Serpent.

In the Bible book of Numbers chapter 21, it talks about God's people complaining and saying bad things about God, so he sent snakes to come out and bite them to teach them a lesson.
God told Moses to make a bronze snake and have people look at it if they believed in God and they would be saved.

This painting shows a group of people being attached by snakes, and then another group of people looking at the bronze snake and being saved.


(from: wikipedia - sistine chapel ceiling)


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Saturday, February 26, 2022

David Slaying Goliath - Sistine Chapel - Michelangelo


We just learned about Michelangelo's Sistine chapel painting of the Sibyls.

Another famous part of Michelangelo's painting on the Sistine chapel is David Slaying Goliath.

On the four corners of the ceiling are stories from the Bible about heroes that helped save Israel.

The painting of David shows him standing over Goliath holding a sword.
In the old testament story, Goliath was a giant that everyone was afraid of, and David was a small shepherd boy who wasn't afraid of Goliath because he had faith in God.
Even though he was just a young boy, he beat Goliath in battle.


(from: wikipedia - sistine chapel ceiling)


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Saturday, February 19, 2022

Sibyls - Sistine Chapel - Michelangelo


We just learned about Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel painting of the prophets Isaiah, Daniel, Jonah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Joel, and Zechariah.

Another group of 5 prophets that Michelangelo painted on the Sistine Chapel ceiling were called Sibyls, a Greek word that means prophetess.
These were people that were said to have told the future of Jesus' coming, but were not in the Bible.

The 5 Sibyls were called the Persian Sibyl, Erythraean Sibyl, Delphic Sibyl, Cumaean Sibyl, and Libyan Sibyl

Each of these prophetesses was from a different land, and told stories that people think were prophecies telling the future about Jesus coming as a savior for the world.


(from: wikipedia - persian sibyl)


(from: wikipedia - erythraean sibyl)


(from: wikipedia - delphic sibyl)


(from: wikipedia - cumaean sibyl)


(from: wikipedia - libyan sibyl)


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Saturday, February 12, 2022

Zechariah - Sistine Chapel - Michelangelo


We just learned about Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel painting of the prophets Isaiah, Daniel, Jonah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel,
and Joel.

Another prophet that Michelangelo painted on the ceiling was Zechariah.

In the Bible, Zechariah talked about a savior coming some day as king into Jerusalem.
Michelangelo painted him balding with a white beard, with cherubs behind him and reading a book.


(from: wikipedia - sistine chapel ceiling)


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Saturday, February 5, 2022

Joel - Sistine Chapel - Michelangelo


We just learned about Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel painting of the prophets Isaiah, Daniel, Jonah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel.
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Another prophet that Michelangelo painted on the ceiling was Joel.

This painting of Joel shows him balding with white hair and looking at a scroll.
He was a prophet who predicted that some day in the future people who had faith in the Lord would be saved.


(from: wikipedia - sistine chapel ceiling)


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Saturday, January 29, 2022

Ezekiel - Sistine Chapel - Michelangelo


We just learned about Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel painting of the prophets Isaiah, Daniel, Jonah, and Jeremiah.
.

Another prophet that Michelangelo painted on the ceiling was Ezekiel.

Ezekiel is holding a scroll, and wearing red robes with grey scarves and a hat.
He looks very strong even though he has a white beard showing he is old.

In the Bible Ezekiel was another prophet that had to tell people about bad things that were going to happen to God's people, but he also told about good things that would happen again some day much later.


(from: wikipedia - sistine chapel ceiling)


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Saturday, January 22, 2022

Jeremiah - Sistine Chapel - Michelangelo


We just learned about Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel painting of the prophets Isaiah, Daniel, and Jonah.

Another prophet that Michelangelo painted on the ceiling was Jeremiah.

In the Bible, Jeremiah is sometimes called the weeping prophet because he was very sad that he had to tell God's people a lot of bad news about things that were coming in the future.
Michelangelo's painting of him shows him bent over with his head on his hand looking sad.


(from: wikipedia - prophet jeremiah (michelangelo))


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Saturday, January 15, 2022

Jonah - Sistine Chapel - Michelangelo


We just learned about Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel painting of the prophets Isaiah and Daniel.

Another prophet that Michelangelo painted on the ceiling was Jonah.

Jonah is shown with a giant fish in his painting, because in the Bible he was swallowed by a fish.
The painting of Jonah is on the far right end of the ceiling, and Jonah is looking up toward the painting of the Separation of Light from Darkness.


(from: wikipedia - sistine chapel ceiling)


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Saturday, January 8, 2022

Daniel - Sistine Chapel - Michelangelo


We just learned about Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel painting of Isaiah.

Another of Michelangelo's painting in the Sistine Chapel was of the prophet Daniel.

In the Bible Daniel was a prophet who could tell what people's dreams meant.
His most famous story in the Bible was about the Lion's Den, but in Michelangelo's painting it just shows him thinking and holding a book.


(from: wikipedia - sistine chapel ceiling)


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Saturday, January 1, 2022

Isaiah - Sistine Chapel Ceiling - Michelangelo


We just learned about Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel painting about Noah's drunkenness.

This was the last of the 9 paintings about things from the old testament that Michelangelo painted.

Another part of the Sisteine Chapel ceiling was 12 paintings of Prophets who talked about Jesus before he came along.

One of the paintings was of the prophet Isaiah.

Michelangelo painted Isaiah to look young, but very thoughtful, and he is holding a book.
Isaiah was one of the most famous prophets from the Bible has many writings that people believe were prophecies about Jesus coming some day.


(from: wikipedia - sistine chapel ceiling)


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Saturday, December 25, 2021

Michelangelo - Sistine Chapel - The Drunkenness of Noah


We just learned about Michelangelo's painting of the Sistine Chapel - The Great Flood.

Another patt of Michelangelo's painting of the Sistine Chapel is The Drunkenness of Noah.

In the Bible after the flood, Noah was a farmer and grew some grapes.
When these grapes turned to wine he drank some and got drunk, and fell asleep.

Michelangelo's painting shows Noah's wife working, and then Noah asleep on the ground while his sons are arguing near him.


(from: wikipedia - sistine chapel ceiling)


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Saturday, December 18, 2021

Michelangelo - Sistine Chapel - The Great Flood


We just learned about Michelangelo's painting of the Sistine Chapel - The Sacrifice of Noah.

Another part of the Sistine chapel's ceiling is The Great Flood.

Right next to the painting of Noah's sacrifice is the painting of the ark, showing Noah and his family safe on the ark, while the rest of the world is flooded.


(from: wikipedia - sistine chapel ceiling)


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Saturday, December 11, 2021

Michelangelo - Sistine Chapel - The Sacrifice of Noah


We just learned about Michelangelo's painting of The Sistine Chapel - The Fall and Expulsion from Paradise.

Another painting from Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel was The Sacrifice of Noah.

This is a painting from the Bible story of Noah, after the flood was over and he got off the ark he offered up animals to God to show he was thankful.

The painting shows Noah at an altar, while some other people bring in animals to give as offerings to God.


(from: wikipedia - sistine chapel ceiling)


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Saturday, December 4, 2021

Michelangelo - Sistine Chapel - The Fall and Expulsion from Paradise


We just learned about Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel - Creation of Eve.

Another painting from the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel by Michelangelo is The Fall and Expulsion from Paradise.

This painting shows the story from the Bible book of Genesis where Adam and Eve eat the fruit from the Tree of Knowledge, and God gets angry at them and makes them leave the Garden of Eden.



(from: wikipedia - sistine chapel ceiling)


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Saturday, November 27, 2021

Michelangelo - Sistine Chapel - The Creation of Eve


We just learned about Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel - The Creation of Adam.

Another famous painting by Michelangel on the Sistine Chapel is The Creation of Eve.

This is a picture of God standing with his hand up by Eve, and Adam laying on the ground.
In the Bible, God made Adam go to sleep and then he took a piece from Adam's side and created Eve.


(from: wikipedia - sistine chapel ceiling)


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Saturday, November 20, 2021

Michelangelo - Sistine Chapel - The Creation of Adam


We just learned about Michelangelo's painting of the Sistine Chapel - Separation of Land and Water.

Another famous paintings Michelangel did on the Sistine Chapel was The Creation of Adam.

In this painting Adam is on the left with his arm reaching to the right, and God is on the right with his arm reaching out toward Adam on the left.

This is supposed to be the moment that God reached out and gave Adam life.




(from: wikipedia - the creation of adam)


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