We’ll always have Sicily III: the Cathedral of Cefalù — “the art of our ancestors safe from the plaster, whitewash, eye-gouging — and drapes — of the hysterics and puritans of monotheism…”

17 Oct

The Cathedral of Cefalù (See also: We’ll always have Sicily I: the church of the Martorana in Palermo and We’ll always have Sicily II: the Cathedral of Monreale)

Especially interesting in Cefalù is the contrast between the mediaeval mosaics and the later Baroque marble framing of the apse.

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  1. We’ll always have Sicily I: the church of the Martorana in Palermo — the art of our ancestors safe from the plaster, whitewash, eye-gouging — and drapes — of the hysterics and puritans of monotheism… | Jadde-ye-Kabir - October 17, 2020

    […] (See also “We’ll always have Sicily II, the Cathedral of Monreale“ and “We’ll always have Sicily III: the Cathedral of Cefalù“) […]

  2. We’ll always have Sicily II, the Cathedral of Monreale — “the art of our ancestors safe from the plaster, whitewash, eye-gouging — and drapes — of the hysterics and puritans of monotheism…” | Jadde-ye-Kabir - October 17, 2020

    […] The Cathedral of Monreale (See also: “We’ll always have Sicily I: the church of the Martorana in Palermo“ and “We’ll always have Sicily III: the Cathedral of Cefalù“) […]

  3. November 21st: the feast of the Presentation of the Virgin; the Virgin in the Crossroad in C-town; and, November 8th: feast of the Archangels, Слава/Slava of the Ђоковићи/Đokovići | Jadde-ye-Kabir - November 22, 2020

    […] Click and enjoy these here because if you go to the Church of the Chora in Istanbul today, these and many other beautiful mosaics and frescoes will be covered by the drapes of “the hysterics and puritans of monotheism.” […]

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