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I love this thread
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Other anons itt are you religious? I'm not, I just enjoy the dark/spiritual feeling of some of these pictures.
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i'm kind of is complicated to say
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I love Gustave Dore's illustrations of angels.
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i like the creepy gory wooden religious statues they have in the spanish tradition
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nayrt but its from the 1971 film The Devils!
damn anon, it looks interesting as hell kek
but sadly i cant find it anywhere
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OMG great thread!! I love those crying Catholic Mary statues, they are so emotive and beautiful
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nta, but holy shit, I've always wanted to see this movie but I forgot about it!! Also planning to watch picrel
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Yeah it's weirdly hard to find, and I had to wait so long to find pairs after several test I downloaded it on this site : https://filmyanju.co/the-devils-1971-bfi-upscale-full-torrent-magnet-download-full/
(I choose that first itorrents mirror link, it was a very heavy .mkv file but it also contains all the cut scenes as well as some interviews and extras!)
It's a great, but emotionaly exhausting movie, I'm so mad that there is no proper restauration of it!
You can also see it here on the internet archive but I don't know if it includes all the cut scene, and it was very laggy on my computer, but maybe it will work for you! https://archive.org/details/the-devils-1971_202007>>142397
I didn't know about novitiate but I want to see it now!
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Black Narcissus (the original) is another great nun-centric movie as well.
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thank you for the recommencation nunnie!
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So I'm an ex-Muslim but I come from shia family, the Shia sect never had the restrictions regarding artwork that Sunni Muslims had so we have some cool religious paintings
Most of the realated related to Hussein, the grandson of Muhammad and how he was betrayed, saw all his loved ones(wife, brothers, friends and His children) killed before him and his head sliced off
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Previous pic was his wife morning their dead infant son btw
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Hussein mourning the death of his friend John who died
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I know this looks like a painting of Jesus, but its actually Hussein
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Hussein's horse Zuljana(also important to Shia Islamic canon) mourning the Death of Hussein
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Julian of Norwich: Mystic and catlady.
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st. xenia of st. petersburg
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I love old churches like in pic related.
Completely agree. I'm not a christian but I enjoy the mood of this thread. Don't ruin it with coomerism.>>150866
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I love churches, both old and modern, there's something really fascinating about architecture and art serving religious purpose in the space specifically designed for it. Old churches were specifically designed to overwhelm the poor people who would never see a more impressive place - especially in cathedrals case - and modern churches usually focus in their design on something quite the opposite, more barren and ascethic to take peoples mind away from the usual visual noise that overwhelms them on a daily basis. It's so interesting how these opposite approaches serve the same purpose, showing how times have changed. I know it's an /m/ so sorry about going on about all that but I just want to share in hope someone feels the same!
Don’t really have cathedrals where I live but when I visited France and saw the old ones I really liked the “in a cave” musty smell they have.
One of them happened to be painted white inside instead of bare soot-stained stone, and while stone is nice the white paint entirely transformed the space. It was so much brighter and more open feeling than the other ones I had been in, couldn’t help but wonder why more aren’t like that.
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I'm pretty sure most of the time preservation of the original look of the space is a priority, that's why it's not being changed up, but with Church attendance being less and less in some countries I wouldn't be surprised to see these spaces taken and modernized, either in effort to bring people back in or to transform the space to something else, that would be interesting to see happen more. Otherwise I think maybe sometimes in some churches it's actually intended for them to feel somewhat opressing and overwhelming, not too "open", to instil fear (of idk, gods judgement) and accentuate how small and weak human is against what's holy. I wonder though.
On the topic, I wonder if stained glass are a thing in every country? In mine I think every sinle church has them (if only there are windows), but I think it may not be the case everywhere. They can be very beautiful sometimes, even if art itself is nothing special, just the way it looks when the sun shines through is fascinating
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I don't know if it fits the religius theme but really love the look this war nurse recruitment poster.
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>>150887>old churches were specifically designed to overwhelm the poor people who would never see a more impressive place
Man I still felt like that seeing some Orthodox churches in Russia, they are more ornate and luxurious looking than any building I've been in. Just covered in gold and painted from floor to ceiling, kind of intimidating even.
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I felt this way when I visited the Vatican. Even with a cynical view on the business of religion, it's still undeniably incredible to be in these spaces that other humans managed to create. I'm not religious but some of those fancy bougie made me cry and feel things
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Stained glass is my absolute favorite. Just the whole aesthetic of churches. Catholic imagery especially, half of it is nostalgia of being passively raised Catholic.>>142722
metal as fuck
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Saint Michael is always drawn hot, I would trade places with the demon btw
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he's always been depicted as hot, his whole thing is that he's a hot soldier and he's been depicted by the male standards of beautry in different era's and culture
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ah yes top tier hottie
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While I was hiking once I found a virgin mary statue in a cave. It was such a weird place, it was in a fairy tier forest near a monastery, I also took pics of an empty waterfall filled with cairns from there
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also have pretty abandonned church from saint-étienne-le-vieux
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This looks so magical, what a great find!
Not quite as appealing as little chapels or figures in the nature, but something that can be found in Poland are little chapels inbetween housing estates, it always has a little bit of surreal feeling to it when you enter this kind of hidden area to discover a little Holy Mary in her little house, decorated with flowers or candles.
Those bulletholes, fug.
I really like those small shrines that are near the roads or crossroads, I was once once planning to go on a country trip to photograph them and maybe put up on a blog, but I'm have no car and I'm too chicken to go on a bike.
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Reminds me of the holy well from the movie Song of the Sea.
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This sounds amazing. May I ask where this was exactly?
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I think a few people in Poland did this with amazing results. I feel like there may have been an photography exhibition with this theme, but couldn't find it. Have a blog (running for 11 years) instead:http://kapliczkiprzydrozne.blogspot.com/?m=1
Not all of photos are of shrines (many are of figures of different saints), but it's still worth seeing
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damn, I just find there were like 30 books published in Poland on the topic. Need to buy at least one.
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From a Catholic feminist blog
>The only path to Christ I can see is His Blessed Mother, Mary. Here she is, a holy woman with an innocent baby, the child who relies on her completely for his every need. This is something I can relate to, an image I can cling to as my vision of earthly manhood crumbles into dust. I’ve been pregnant and given birth to and nursed my newborn, staring at his sweet eyelashes and imagining only joy in our future. At this moment, I can think of God not as a man, but as a baby with a mother.
I'm not a Christian but I do like the idea, the idea of a God with a Human mother who learned to love us and would be willingly to sacrifice himself for us
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The thing is it's not real, there was a self taught Jewish Preacher who had a small following, we cannot know what his real message was and what he wanted but he was executed by the State in his death he became a God through Idolization and hope
what matters is the figure of Christ as a man and as a God, and with regards to the Virgin Mary she has the figure of both of a simple saintly woman and the Queen of Heaven and in the Middle ages she was also the Empress of Hell
Any way here's Mary beating a demon while an angel holds the baby Jesus
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kek I've never heard of this before. Empress of Hell should be a metal band name.https://contingentmagazine.org/2020/04/25/empress-of-hell/
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Again I'm not a Christian and both are equally made up imo, but Christianity has the aspect of Cultural flexibly that Islam lacks
Think of it like this, when a people group are converted to Christianity they are fundamentally changed but the religion its self is changed and evolves, it takes on aspects of the native peoples cultures, an example of this would be how in most Bible Translations people will use the Name of their former highest pre-Christian God for well God, which connects them to their pre-Christian culture, in Islam everyone calls God Allah, its not even a name, its just Arabic for "The God" but Muslims around the world will use Allah cause Islam is built on Arab supremacy
Just look at the difference between African Christian's and African Muslims, most African Christian's have retained most of their previous culture and heritage, African Muslims dress in the same awful looking clothing and pray in the similar dialect of Arabic that is not in their mother tongue
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In the forest surrounding the monastery of Val de Consolation (east of France)
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Heres a classic
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I have this picture on my wall kek
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This is a detail from the cycle of frescoes on the dome of the Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral in Florence! I chose that picture because it includes the balcony where people walk, hopefully to give a idea of the size of those figures alone. The lowest part of the dome represents souls being punished for the seven deadly sins, the picture i posted in particular is wrath (on the left) and gluttony (on the right) iirc. The guys face isn't censored, it was probably a spot where the fresco was so deteriorated with time that it couldn't be restored. I think it was normal back then to represent souls and angels naked
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Samefag this is the bit dedicated to Lust with souls having their genitals tortured. They were not worried about censoring lol
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I'm really fascinated by goddess Kali. The depictions of her are so hardcore. Fuck yeah stomp on those moids. Yet her worshippers see her as a mother, a positive force.
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Looking kind of Christian here.
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Let me explain the moid she's stomping is her husband Shiva, see Kali is an aspect of the war Goddesses Durga which is an aspect of the Primordial Goddesses Parvati, And all these Goddesses are the same person but at the same time different entities, for e.g Durga is the mother of Ganesh(the elephant guy) but Kali and Parvati aren't
so the context for this incident is that Kali after killing some demons goes into a mad rage and starts dancing, her dance is one of the signifiers of the end of the world and it causes wide scale destruction, her husband Vishnu see's what's happening and tries to stop it, so he just jumps straight down with his body and interprets her mid-dance, Kali accidently steps on him and gets embarrassed and her tongue comes out
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Christ and Mary
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Shiva carrying Sati’s corpse
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>Early Bodhisattva seated in meditation. From Afghanistan, 2nd century CE.
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