Something beautiful and uplifting -
a pleasant diversion from the news of terrorism and despair.
Perhaps just a poignant reminder of
what we are fighting for.
posted on 03/20/2002 8:01:15 AM PST
Thank you for this post. I think that "what we are fighting for" would be an excellent bump list. It is important in all the wrangling about military tactics and politics that we remember that those who are our enemies would blast this chapel to smithereens.
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posted on 03/20/2002 8:07:44 AM PST
Perhaps just a poignant reminder of what we are fighting for.
posted on 03/20/2002 8:14:19 AM PST
Excellent point! Giotto's frescoes are a sublime manifestation of the Western tradition. That is what we are ultimately fighting for.
It was my pleasure to view these frescoes back in '93. The experience is one I definitely treasure.
posted on 03/20/2002 8:15:48 AM PST
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posted on 03/20/2002 8:22:09 AM PST
Thank you for posting the report. It was interesting and uplifting.
Italian taxpayers money was used to finance a religious restoration?! Would never happen in the p-c USA!
posted on 03/20/2002 10:06:20 AM PST
How fabulously beautiful! Wow!
posted on 03/20/2002 10:12:13 AM PST
Giotto did the church in Assisi as well, but much of his work was destroyed when plaster came crashing down during earthquake in '98 , killing a couple of people. Fortunately, a marvelous photographer had just completed a book about the church with detailed pictures of the Giotto murals, so restorers could put it back the way it was. I was lucky enough to see the original Giotto's several months prior to the earthquake. Uplifting!
And if the Muslims were to win the war on the West, you can be sure they would destroy all of Giotto's work, just as they have already destroyed many beautiful frescos and icons in Kosovo.
posted on 03/20/2002 1:01:58 PM PST
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