Re: Re: reorganisation and destruction of irish catholic churches

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Praxiteles
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@johnglas wrote:

Prax: ….Fascinating background to the ‘Conversion’ mural – it certainly needs to be protected before it is vandalised by accident or design. Is the church still open? I’m reminded of that other great ‘Conversion’, Caravaggio’s in S. Maria del Populo. It was likened to ‘an accident in a blacksmith’s’ because of the prominence given to the horse’s rear end, but along with the crucfixion of St Peter in the matching chapel on the other side of the sanctuary, it is one of the most stunning displays of ecclesiastical artwork anywhere.

Praxiteles wonders whether the commentator mentioned above was familiar with Paolo Ucello’s Battle of San Romano:

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