Rapturous Adieu

Just in case the Grim and the Pious are correct I would like for my Final Post to include depictions of our Last Day.

As I plan to ascend Heaven-bound, PLEASE do not grab onto my ankles, for I will be forced to kick you off.

Michelangelo Buonarroti

The Last Judgement

detail

1537-41

fresco

in situ Cappella Sistina, Vatican

Jan Provost

The Last Judgement

1325

oil on oak panel

Groeninge Museum, Bruges


John Martin

The Great Day of His Wrath

1851-53

oil on canvas

Tate Gallery, London

We have been subjected to the ominous warnings concerning our sinful nature and the wrath of our Lord for quite some time; dreary proclomations with firm deadlines have come and  they have gone, but perhaps no Doomsdayer  is as infamous as dear old Girolamo.

You know what became of him…

Girolamo Savonarola

b. 21st September 1452

executed 23rd May 1498

 depicted as St. Peter Martyr by Fra Bartolomea

San Marco Monastery, Florence

Peter Paul Rubens

Last Judgement

1617

oil on canvas

Alte Pinakothek, Munich

If we MUST go I hope Verdi’s Dies irae will be the soundtrack, would be a lovely way to face a pissed off God.


I do hope to be around for a cocktail later this evening, but if I am swept upward, I enjoyed your company.

Until we meet again,

Babylon Baroque



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