No Greater Love

Madonna and Child.
(Burgundy, France 1380-1439)

This week is observed by Christians around the World as Holy Week where we reflect on the Passion of Jesus Christ. During our visit to The Metropolitan Museum Of Art in New York City last year, we visited one of their galleries called the Medieval Art Galleries. One of the galleries evoked a European church with massive ceiling heights, Gothic arches and a huge Spanish Choir screen, in the picture above, from a Valladolid Cathedral built in 1763. In the centre of the gallery is the Madonna and Child sculpted in Burgundy, France around 1380-1439.  There are several other religious icons and paintings displayed all around it.  During this Holy Week, we ask, where does love start? There is no greater love than the first bonding of a Mother and her child. As there is giving life, there is also death which we reflect on the Passion of Jesus Christ during this Holy Week. 
Entombment of Christ, 16th C.
These Gothic Sculptures are from the Chateau de Biron in the Dordogne region of France. 
The Pieta, 16th C. from the Chateau de Biron.

Greater love has no one than this,
that one lay down his life for his friends.
- John 15:13

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  2. beautiful pics :*

  3. Very befitting! Those sculptures are so exquisite! I just posted pictures from my church.

  4. Oh how I love the Met!! My favorite Pieta is the one at St. Peter's Basilica by Michelangelo - it makes me weep and I am not even particularly religious!

    Have a beautiful day, Pamela! xoxo

  5. Hi Pamela, the galleries must be gorgeous, I feel in awe in front of thse masterpiece..fantastic! Thats right, greater love in life is laying down the own life for others..thanks for the thought dear:) Kisses and have a good day:) xo

  6. These sculptures are masterpieces!Pure beauty!
    Have a nice day, Pamela!

  7. Beautiful and inspiring post Pam! my mother had books on statuary and one of her faves was Pieta--I never knew how Michaelangelo got the stone so perfect.

    oxoxo from San Francisco

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  9. So beautiful! Lucy

  10. On an emotional level, such a contrast between the adoring Madonna looking at her infant and the grieving mother caring for the body of her son.

  11. The Metropolitan Museum is one of the few museums that I rarely skip when visiting NYC. Great photos.


  12. Pam, Thank you for sharing this. I haven't seen the Met and would love to see these. Wishing you a wonderful Easter.


  13. Hi dear,
    I really like this post!
    Great sculptures
    Thank you for sharing!
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  14. amazing, great post, thx

  15. Very fitting post, especially with the start of the Easter Triduum. Happy Easter!

  16. Beautiful sculptures and a lovely Easter post. Happy Easter to you.

  17. What beautiful images you have here. Definitely puts some perspective on the Easter eggs and bunnies all around. Lovely blog! I look forward to following.
    Happy Easter to you!


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