(b. 1475, Caprese, d. 1564, Roma)
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The Brazen Serpent
Fresco, 585 x 985 cm
Cappella Sistina, Vatican
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This imagery, serpent & pole, seems widespread in a variety of cultures. Click for myriad images relating to the brazen serpent.
Click for wikipedia article on The Nehushtan.
Click for wikipedia article on the Rod of Asclepius.
2 thoughts on “B Lent 4, Art for Readings for March 18, 2012”
Please read a companion essay to this post: The mural and the fresco at http://bit.ly/wDDZay in which Hovak Najarian sets out the difference between mural and fresco and shares the process by which a fresco is made.