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.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Maundy Thursday - The Kiss of Judas

Maundy Thursday has provided the Church, the faithful and artists with many images. Here is one of the most celebrated of them and undoubtedly amongst the greatest works in western art.

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The Kiss of Judas
The Scrovegni Chapel, Padua, 1304-06

Image: Wikipedia

Giotto: Judas kissing Jesus

 A detail of the betrayal


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