New homepage pic…

14 Mar

…is from Pasolini‘s Il Vangelo secondo Matteo — it’s in the link in its entirety and with English subtitles (Took a break from my Paradzhanov images.) Watch it at some point this Lent/Holy Week. It’s as powerful — more — as Orthodox matins for Good Friday (the “Twelve Gospels”) or Bach.

The photo is of Enrique Irázoqui. I guess Pasolini needed a Spaniard’s ferocity to convey Matthew’s Jesus, the angriest of the four Christs. (As such he’s probably the most problematic for Jews). For me Irázoqui is the most beautiful Christ that has ever been portrayed.


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