Friday, August 23, 2013

A Window on the Infinite

'The function of all art 
lies in breaking through 
the narrow and torturous enclosure of the finite,
in which man is immersed while living here below,
and in providing a window on the infinite
for his hungry soul.' 

 Pope Pius XII

Painting: Orazio Gentileschi, St Francis Supported by an Angel


  1. Wonderful!! There is so much of the infinite to be seen if we only look closely. Love the painting--the wings are amazing. Thanks for sharing Nancy...God Bless.

    1. Thank you. I hadn't noticed the detail in the wings, so I'm so glad you mentioned them. They ARE amazing!

  2. Nancy,

    I think this is wonderful too! The Mad-Eyed Monk's comment reminds me that I should hop over to her blog and enjoy some poetry. I really must subscribe!

    1. Oh, I love her poetry!!! She's right up there with my favorite poets of all time.