Temptation of the idler, Albrecht Dürer

Temptation of the idler

Temptation of the idler 364 257 V.M. Kwen Khan Khu

En el mismo se aprecia que, ciertamente, estos artistas, independientemente de ser grandes exponentes del arte, tenían grandes inquietudes místicas sobre el destino del hombre en su estancia en la tierra. Por ello, el título de este grabado viene a ser, según el artista… 

Allegory of transience or allegory of what is ephemeral

Allegory of transience or allegory of what is ephemeral

Allegory of transience or allegory of what is ephemeral 1400 1150 V.M. Kwen Khan Khu

I approach you on this occasion to make you take part of the content of the present engraving that bears the title…
…ALLEGORY OF TRANSIENCE OR ALLEGORY OF WHAT IS EPHEMERAL

Pia Desideria, The soul, tied to a yoke, moving the stone of a mill or oil mill

The soul, tied to a yoke, moving the stone of a mill or oil mill

The soul, tied to a yoke, moving the stone of a mill or oil mill 850 480 V.M. Kwen Khan Khu

Tomo la pluma para dirigirme a vosotros y, en esta oportunidad, para hablaros de dos grabados ─similares─ y que son originarios del libro Pia Desideria. En ambos se trata del alma, atada a un yugo, moviendo la piedra de un molino o almazara

Angel chained to the world, Pia Desideria

Angel chained to the world

Angel chained to the world 850 480 V.M. Kwen Khan Khu

On this occasion we enter into this engraving that was made in Antwerp ─Belgium─ in the year 1624. It was entitled: Angel chained to the world

Child with bow and arrow and all-seeing eye of God, Pia Desideria

Child with bow and arrow and all-seeing eye of God

Child with bow and arrow and all-seeing eye of God 850 480 V.M. Kwen Khan Khu

It was one of the most pious works known in seventeenth-century Europe. The central theme of these works was always divine love and the human soul, and many authors claim that the artist always liked to represent these virtues in childlike forms, whether associating their engravings with Eros Cupid or with the baby Jesus.

Saint Bartholomew the Apostle, Dome of Milan

Saint Bartholomew the Apostle

Saint Bartholomew the Apostle 1134 1019 V.M. Kwen Khan Khu

One of those men whom history now calls Apostles was, precisely, a disciple of the Great Kabir of Galilee who is remembered as Saint Bartholomew the Apostle…

The great column, Albrecht Durero

The great column

The great column 850 480 V.M. Kwen Khan Khu

First of all, allow me to make a brief review of the artist of this magnificent engraving, The great column, and which has been none other than Albrecht Dürer.

The sense of taste, Adriaen Collaert

The sense of taste

The sense of taste 1142 942 V.M. Kwen Khan Khu

The present artistic work is in direct relation to one of the five senses of our organic machine. First we see in it a beautiful lady who carries in her right hand the horn of the goddess Amalthea, which means material or spiritual abundance.

The sense of touch

The sense of touch

The sense of touch 1181 989 V.M. Kwen Khan Khu

In the main scene we can see a lady reclining on the tree of life ─the BEING─ and pointing with her right hand to a spider’s web, while with her left she holds a bird. This lady is sitting on a rock representative of the stone of stumbling and rock of scandal ─sexuality─ as Saint Paul so well described it.

The sense of smell

Odoratvs- The sense of smell

Odoratvs- The sense of smell 850 480 V.M. Kwen Khan Khu

The sense of smell [Olfaction], dear friends, also has a profound significance in the mysteries. In addition to allowing us to grasp the smells of Mother Nature, it would moreover allow us to perceive other fragrances that correspond to the superior worlds, once we have been properly educated.

The sight, Adriaen Collaert

The transcendence of the sense of sight

The transcendence of the sense of sight 850 480 V.M. Kwen Khan Khu

With immense pleasure I send you one of the five engravings that I am sending you gradually and that are related to the five senses that our organic machine possesses.

The Mystery of the Most Holy Trinity

The Mystery of the Most Holy Trinity

The Mystery of the Most Holy Trinity 850 480 V.M. Kwen Khan Khu

Para nosotros los gnósticos este grabado posee una importancia trascendental, pues nos permite concebir aquello que para las iglesias católica y ortodoxa fue calificado como dogma de fe.

Adriaen Collaert: Avditvs ─‘the hearing’─

Avditvs ─‘the hearing’─

Avditvs ─‘the hearing’─ 850 480 V.M. Kwen Khan Khu

To enter into the subject matter, I have to tell you that on this occasion the artist wanted to refer to the auditory faculty, once again indicated as a human quality and therefore represented in the form of a beautiful woman.

Warminiaen, 1618 - Rijksmuseum: The contradictions of the animal Ego

The contradictions of the animal Ego

The contradictions of the animal Ego 850 480 V.M. Kwen Khan Khu

To study this magnificent engraving, first of all we have to say that it was created between the years 1575-1618 and is found in the Rijksmuseum, located in the city of Amsterdam ─Holland─.

The God Phanes

The God Phanes

The God Phanes 850 480 V.M. Kwen Khan Khu

Esteemed readers, I show you here two images: a 16th century drawing by Francesco de Rossi ─Italian painter, 1510-1563─, in which Phanes appears as a hermaphrodite deity, as described by ancient Roman texts, and a Roman high relief.