Art / Symbols

Salvator Mundi (Leonardo)

The painting was sold at auction for US$450.3 million on 15 November 2017 by Christie's in New York to Prince Badr bin Abdullah, setting a new record for the most expensive painting ever sold at public auction --wikipedia

Everydays: The First 5000 Days (artwork)

An NFT sold for $69 million by Christie's auction house March 11, 2021

The Last Judgment (painting) by Hans Memling

depicts the Last Judgment during the second coming of Jesus Christ --wikipedia

Sistine Madonna, by Raphael (painting)

Over and again, this painting has been hailed as 'supreme among the world's paintings' and accorded the epithet 'divine' --Hans Belting, art historian

"Garden of Earthly Delights" by Bosch

As little is known of Bosch's life or intentions, interpretations of his intent range from an admonition of worldly fleshy indulgence, to a dire warning on the perils of life's temptations, to an evocation of ultimate sexual joy --wikipedia

David, sculpture by Michelangelo

The creative works of Michelangelo are at 590 in TvF. (The following calibration of David was performed without this knowledge).

The Kiss of Judas (1862 engraving)

by Ary Scheffer

Prince of Peace (painting)

Rendered by an eight year old, how well does it depict the actual Jesus?

The World of Tim Burton (art exhibit)

His amalgamations of man, animal, and machine are evocative of an artistically-inclined Dr. Frankenstein with an unfettered imagination. The interplay between horror and humor figures prominently in Burton’s art and films —timburton.com

Relativity (M. C. Escher)

It depicts a world in which the normal laws of gravity do not apply --wikipedia

fleur-de-lis

stylized emblem or device much used in ornamentation and, particularly, in heraldry, long associated with the French crown --britannica.com

halo in Christianity

a representation of spiritual character through the symbolism of light --britannica.com

Sri Yantra (mystical diagram)

In Shaktism, 9 constituent triangles vary in size and shape and intersect to form 43 smaller triangles, organized in 5 concentric levels. Together they represent the totality of the cosmos and express Advaita or non-duality --wikipedia

Lach Gates at Independence Square in Kyiv

a monument built in 2001 to commemorate one of the Medieval Kyiv city gates. At the top is a sculpture of Archangel Michael which is the city's symbol. --wikipedia

The Thinker (sculpture)

a bronze sculpture by Auguste Rodin