Friday, September 7, 2012

Vendredi: Chthonian Histories

In the face of a very busy day running back and forth to medical appointments, I am letting a picture tell the dark history today. The striking painting above is entitled "Satan Tried to Tempt Christ." It was executed by the masterful James Tissot in 1895. This image truly says more than words about many people's belief in a bifurcated universe. Click on the image to see all the splendid detail.

Many thanks to the wonderful Tumblr site Deities & Demons for this amazing offering. Click over to see a plethora of other images, both beautiful and creepy. There are even mermaids! Vendredi heureux ~


Timmy! said...

Very cool painting (and web site) Pauline...

Wait, is that Jonathan Vilma?

Just kidding.

Pauline said...

You meant the guy in white, right?