Saturday, 28 April 2012
Triumph in Rome
Patience is a virtue.
"Triumph of Divine Providence." Palazzo Barbarini, Rome.
The painted ceiling depicts a swirling, angel-filled skyward vista that cleverly links the Barberini clan with the image of heaven.
"The subject of the central scene is that of the fresco as a whole, that is The Triumph of Divine Providence and the fulfilment of its ends under the papacy of Pope Urban VIII.
Providence, wrapped in a golden mantle and seated on clouds, her head surrounded by a halo of light to underline her divine nature, raises her right hand as a sign of command and holds a sceptre in her left.
Surrounding her are many figures that are closely linked to her and move at her sign. They include Purity, Justice, Mercy, Truth and Beauty. Below them is Chronos, or Time, naked and mighty, with great feathered wings, depicted in the act of devouring his children; on his right, further references to the fleeting nature of time and its incessant passing in the shape of the Three Fates, Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos, holding the thread of human existence.
To the left of Providence and moving at her command is Immortality, wrapped in fluttering drapery and holding a crown of bright stars above the great Barberini coat of arms depicted in the centre of the vault, thus crowning it with eternal glory." http://www.galleriaborghese.it/barberini/en/edivina-provvidenza.htm
The spiritually enlightened will understand. The ever faithful will know and Trust God. Sceptics are still confused. The fear mongers are still creating chaos. Non beleivers are clueless in all this.
Seeing the extent of how God is working in this world and how everything is planned before we are born, to the finest detail. Ever present, making what is not meant to be into what is meant to be - in His Divine Plan. Locations change, wars and battles with power stuggles have taken place; yet God Really Does Win in the end.
Peace, love and best wishes
Posted by Lady Pauline Maria