Snite Museum

Jacopo Bassano da Ponte’s Nativity painting differs from what we would typically expect to see. Traditionally, baby Jesus is the center of attention, and the whole scene is an occasion of celebration. Here we see everything in shadows and somber tones. Facial expressions are distraught … Continue reading Snite Museum

Martyrdom

The “Letters of the Church of Vienne and Lyon,” speaks a great deal toward martyrdom. Those who lay down their lives “for the defense of the brethren… ‘Following the lamb withersoever He goeth’” in early Christianity were in a very precarious and risky position. However, … Continue reading Martyrdom