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first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Painters refuse to go quietly “The Incredulity of St. Thomas,”Somewhat a statement of his art.Well then, what can we say of his“Rest on the Flight into Egypt,”In which he chose to yield himselfTo do a sort of landscape painting,Conceding to the sky a role?That Biblical journey to EgyptOffered for Caravaggio’s useThe moment when Joseph decided — Into the very fact of being —MORE STORIESnewsinfoWHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccinenewsinfoBaybayin revival makes native PH history hipnewsinfoMartial law in Negros? Military taking cue from local execsMORE STORIESnewsinfoWHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccinenewsinfoBaybayin revival makes native PH history hipnewsinfoMartial law in Negros? Military taking cue from local execsThe women, children, men and horses,Whose physicality is suchAs to invite a curious finger,Which makes his most reproduced painting,ADVERTISEMENT Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements Their roots forthwith to yield a springFor them to drink from and be filled.Save for the trees, none of these storiesFinds telling in this lovely painting,Lovely because of its translucence,No matter if a bit stylized —A coiffured Mary and the InfantSleep with their heads touching each other,An indication of how longThe journey so far travelled was, And deep the dreams must be for them,Speaking of which the wakeful Joseph,Here shown as usual, an old man,Has never run out of — in dreamsGod spoke to him, and through an angel,Such as the one that we see here —Young, winged, draped in linen,Which functions but as a fig leaf —And this, the presence of the angel,Playing a vintage violin As Joseph holds up before himSheet music from the Song of Songs,Hints at this being a dream, too,Or an interpretation ofSomething that has already happened,Which, whether old or new, all art,If it be true, is all about,And in this work of Caravaggio’sAll else is past — except the sky,Odd for someone like Caravaggio, An artist who made use of darkness,Which here he had at last to partTo show a glow out of the gloom,A sky that came to light towardsThe morning of the Resurrection.Read Next Locsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilege View comments PH protests Chinese boat swarm, warship passagelast_img read more