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Of death painting by pieter bruegel. The elder painted in 1562 human wisdom is fully fully focused on ones own interests without taking into account. The welfare of the as a result human wisdom destroys.
The future of all life. The signs of this destruction are becoming increasingly clear as the centuries progress. The world wars showed an unprecedented large scale display of what man is capable of mass destruction.
And this just at the moment when in philosophy. One had come to the concept of the makeable human beanie. Then people still rely on human wisdom or is there a plan behind the so called wisdom to serve self interest.
In addition to war man. Uses his wisdom for thinking up entertainment pursuits. This entertainment will eventually result in a moral decay.
The people without morality will go under one would almost decide that humanity is doomed to surrender to the power of death question. Does death really triumph in this painting. Bruegel was apparently familiar with a bible book of revelation.
Remarkable is his contradictory view of the power of death. Because bruegel draws viewers attention to the power of divine foolishness. What is foolish in the eyes of men is a wisdom for god and vice versa.
We see a kind of trap. Where people are driven is it a trap satan thinks. It is but satan also thought to have killed jesus on the cross and just disappears to be the victory of jesus similarly would strip the lid of which is marked with a red cross jesus has left his mark there the cross reminds us to jesus victory.
Some art critics believe that bruegel was to depict the ultimate or midas nosov death. That people have been tricked and have been blindly trapped. I will not accept this vision.
Because many other signs or symbols in bruegels paintings show that bruegel was a deeply religious man and knew the bible well as far as i know pastor visser was the first to notice this in his book pieter bruegel. A new interpretation. I understand that a large dose of bible knowledge is needed to make this discovery to the right of this trip.
We see a mass of skeletons with a red spear in hands these are stopped by three coffins or gravestones marked with a cross to the left of the fowl. We see a procession of skeletons including skeletons that scary. Long procession sticks.
And seven burning torches with images of i think mary perhaps. The hail mary. The prayer of mary is reminded of the words.
The words pray for us in the hour of our death to the right of these processional torches is a large black coffin marked with a gray cross that is partially visible. The skeletons apparently marched from a cave. This cave is like a gaping mouth that is reminiscent of the jewish notion of the shield of the dead world very strange is the roof of the trap.
It is covered with fresh green grass and white and red flowers. It also reminds me of a paradise like atmosphere especially in contrast to the rests of the painting unless they are very low flowers in the grass above the fall. What is in the box apparently the people are entering the box alive will they die once they are entered how many can enter does this represent a kind of ark.
That will save a number of people from death. Just like the ark of noah or does this represent the grave where people walk alive. But facing their death.
Another remarkable thing is in this painting is that most people are picked up by an equal skeleton. The king wearing a suit of armor is visited by a skeleton wearing a suit of armor. The cardinal is worn supported by a skeleton with a similar hat.
The skeleton who cuts the throat of a pilgrim is wearing a similar outfit. The musicians to the right are visited by a skeleton that plays a fiddle. If we look to the left.
There is a lot of dead fish at the water pool. We can see in revelation. 16 verse.
3. The second angel poured out his bowl on the sea. And its turned into blood like that of a dead person and every living thing in the sea died above the pool.
We see a naked man fleeing chased by two skinny dogs and a skeleton that blows on a crook and carries and naked corpse hung on his lance in revelation 16 verse 15. We read look i come like a thief. Blessed is the one who stays awake and remains closed so as not to go naked and be shamefully exposed.
I think this means that when jesus comes back he will not see your naked sinful condition. But he will that in the judgment your blood washed white clothes will be seen by jesus music in the middle. Is the black arc of hell.
With the scorching fire that strikes. The group of rebellious farmers further afield on this arc of health. A man blows on an elongated trumpet and raises his left arm as if he were making a directing gesture as if he ordered the skeletons on the right of the baiting on top of the box to open the lid on which the red cross is depicted the green flag on which a witch knife is depicted is to the right of him to the left is a gauge from which seven crows fly away.
I think of noah who let a raven fly away from the ark is that ark of hell. A counterpart of noahs ark. If the ark of noah is a picture of our salvation.
The ark of the hell of perishing are these ravens are crows released over the world to announce death. There is a large gate with double doors. There is a description of the leviathans mouth in the book of job according according to 16th century customs and notice was posted on the right door announcing news music is there a comparison with a church door.
See for example. Looters. 95.
Teases at the chapel of wittenberg. The man on the right of the painting that will be beheaded. He holds a cross in his heads at the center of the painting is a rather inconspicious.
But beautifully worked and graceful red grave cross painted in ironwork style at the waterhole of the drowned to the right of the bridge is across on a natural stone plinth at about the same place. But on the coast sea. There is also a cross on a pedestal and to the right of the shed on the coastline.
We seem to process music this is surrounded by a crowd of close up skeletons and the skateland slide within a low wall around the sheds it reminds me of a biblical sheep fault. It seems like these skeletons salute or pay tribute to something or someone because they raise their right hand and look in our direction. The skeleton that creeps out of the grave to the left.
He raises his right arm and to the right of the shed. There is something like a procession going on some skeletons push a black cart up the slope towards the barn and behind that followed by four disguised shapes. They look like horse heads to the right is a procession of skeletons that go our way music in total.
I see 12 crosses spread over the whole canvas these crosses speak of the death of jesus christ about the sacrifice of jesus christ and thereby also about the redemption of mankind. If they believe in jesus redemption. Work everything in this painting seems so hopeless.
Except for the cross of jesus. That is the only thing that speaks about hope you can see in first corinthians 15 verse three to four four. I delivered to you first of all that which i also received that christ died for our sins.
According to the scriptures and that he was buried and he rose again the third day. According to the scriptures first corinthians 15 verse 36. Doubtful that which thou source is not quickened accepted died for in john 12 24.
Fairly verily. I say unto you except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die. It abideth alone.
But if it die. It bringeth forth much fruit first grinches 15. 4243 says.
So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in in corruption. It is raised in incorruption.
It is sown in dishonor. It is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness.
It is raised in power. It is sown a natural body. It is raised a spiritual body.
There is a natural body and there is a spiritual body. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption and this mortal shall have put on immortality. Then shall be brought to pass that is swallowed up in victory.
O death. Where is thy sting. O grave.
Where is thy victory. But thanks be to god which gift us the victory through our lord jesus christ on the left of the pool. We see eleven skeletons dressed in white robes music music.
One hangs over the railing with a millstone at the neck has this something to do the eleven apostles and the twelfth judas. Has hanged who has rejected the lord remarkable is that the red cross that stands for these deceased saints three of them blow on a trumpet scene revelation. 8.
Verse. 13. And i beheld and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven.
Saying with a loud voice. Who who who to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels. Which are yet to sound to cross us speak of the death that there is death does not triumph jesus has overcome death just in death jesus defeated satan satan thought he overcame.
But it is just the other way around even more to the right we see three tense. What does it means has this anything to do with mark nine first to two then peter is witness to jesus on the mountain that meets moses and elijah. He says master.
It is good that we are here let us build three tents one for you one for moses and one for elijah leading exegetes. The thing they have an explanation. Why peter is making the proposal of the tents here it would be the feast of tabernacles jewish festivals refers to the future when the history of salvation will be complete for example.
The feast of tabernacles refers among other things to the messianic age. Which is yet to come the tabernacles are for the foretaste of the heavenly tent. In which the righteous will live in luke.
Sixty. First night jesus also talks about tents. And i say unto you make to yourself friends of the mamon of unrighteousness that when you fail they may receive you into everlasting habitations music.
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