Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Is there any sorrow like unto my sorrow?

One of my earliest memories is going to St. Mary's Church in DC and looking up at the Pieta statue. These word from the Book of Lamentations were written at the base of the statue. I think they must have been added later than the original statute because after the church restoration they don't appear anymore but they had their effect. Meditating on the grief of Our Lady and of God on Good Friday is a strong rope to grab onto when I feel anxious.

Jason Jenicke isn't my favorite modern painter but he does a very good job with this painting.

1 comment:

Gina Guarnere said...

This is actually one of my favorite versions of the Pieta ever. I remember speaking with the artist when I requested permission to use his art on my blog, and when I gushed over his talent, he was so humble and sincere.

He said something along the lines of, "I hope my brushes carry some of her sorrow for her."

Not a direct quote, but it was along those lines. I just love the sentiment so much.