The Icon with the Virgin of the Burning Bush is based on a story of the Old Testament when God revealed himself to Moses in a burning bush. The Icon is heavily influenced by the Byzantine culture & is part of the @walters_museum collection in Baltimore.
Current Gallery: The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, Maryland, US
The great thing about art is that you can see a million paintings based on biblical scenes, and then find one that is still so different from all the rest. Whether or not you are a Christian is not the point here; note the incredible design of having the angels surround the central gold area in the middle.
No matter what you are told by the sophisticated classes that see virtue in every form of corruption and corruption in every form of virtue, I think you know, as do I, that the American people hunger for acts of integrity and courage.
This scene may not seem remarkable at first glance, but really it is. This photo as taken on one of the most touristy streets.
Yet the unique Balinese form of daily worship goes on as it always has, in it’s informal but sincere way.
And that’s a miracle.
If you’re cremated in a Western country like the US, your ashes will be buried in some dull stone wall, with only a name plaque to identify the deceased.
Much more beautiful is this arrangement in Bangkok, with beautiful urns in frames & photos as well.