Once I was a clever boy learning the arts of Oxford... is a quotation from the verses written by Bishop Richard Fleming (c.1385-1431) for his tomb in Lincoln Cathedral. Fleming, the founder of Lincoln College in Oxford, is the subject of my research for a D. Phil., and, like me, a son of the West Riding.

I have remarked in the past that I have a deeply meaningful on-going relationship with a dead fifteenth century bishop...
It was Fleming who, in effect, enabled me to come to Oxford and to learn its arts, and for that I am immensely grateful.


Friday, 14 April 2017

Good Friday


The second and third of these images I also posted last year to mark Good Friday and I am doing so again as I think them amongst the most profound amomgst so many depictions over the centuries.


 http://www.medievalhistories.com/wp-content/uploads/Descent-from-the-Cross-Roger-van-der-Weyden-Prado.jpg

The Descent from the Cross
Rogier van der Weyden  circa 1435

Prado Madrid

Image.medievalhistories.com


http://www.casa-in-italia.com/artpx/flem/images/Goes_Vienna_Lamentation.JPG


 The Lamentation 
  Hugo van der Goes circa 1470

Joseph of Arimathea (behind Jesus) and Nicodemus (at Jesus' left) 
 Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna

Image: http://tinyurl.com/65mlog


 

Image: Breviary.net

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