Sunday, November 26, 2017


By Gregory & Ernest Disney-Britton
Carlo Crivelli 's "Pietà" (1476) | The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC
Carlo Crivelli's "Pietà” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC is an emotionally charged depiction of a mother's rage, one of the five stages of grief. Pieta's are an artistic tradition dating back to the Middle Ages that depict the mourning Virgin Mary holding her crucified son. While this moment is not specifically cited in the Bible, it is inspired by the events in John 19:25-27, and it is a tradition that continues today in a series of projects by photographer Kelvin Burzon. In contrast to Crivelli's moment of rage, Burzon's "Pietà," captures the stage of "despair" as he depicts the Virgin staring despondently back at the viewer. If you follow scenes from the Passion of Christ, we recommend checking out Kelvin Burzon's inspiring photographs.

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"Pietà" by Kelvin Burzon in Noli Me Tangere
Alpha Omega Artist of Year Honorees: Kelvin Burzon (2017); Philip Campbell (2016); Donald Jackson (2015); Anila Quayyum Agha (2014); Makoto Fujimura (2013); Siona Benjamin (2012); Banksy (2011); Thomas Blackshear (2010); Helen Zughaib (2009); Kehinde Wiley (2008) 
Pietà with Donors | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Pietà | Spanish | The Met - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Pietà (Vesperbild) - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Pietà (Vesperbild) | German | The Met - The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Pietà | Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux | The Met - The Metropolitan Museum of Art