jeudi 8 avril 2021

"Easter Church. Mourning and great forgiveness" and "White coat - black coat"


Vendredi 9 avril 2021.  Friday April 9, 2021.
(ENG) (FR texte ci-après.) Painting is a prayer. Two acrylics on canvas in a row40x40cm (ENG) "Easter Church. Mourning and great forgiveness", then 60x60cm (FR) White coat - black coat"
Two incredible hard cores of mystery of late #ThierryGruas 1962-2017 artwork.
Cold Snow Mom put on her black coat. Love like this will not melt away. Her white face traces a heart and a V of Virgin. His right arm trembles luminescent, emits cold blue light wisps which accumulate to high edges of picture framing the great church.

Black Virgin, Holy Mother, bends down, searches for her lost child, hidden forever under the white cloak. Very pious, Mama Snow had already covered it with white clothing on the day of her baptism at the request of the priest who then explained the symbolic to the faithful of the feast.

The baptism was on an Easter day, celebrated on the Sunday following the spring full moon as the snowmother's moon head which each year commemorates the Resurrection of the snow-capped Creator. As everyone Mama Snow has applied for her being of flesh and blood, the giving of the white garment is one of the three complementary rites which complete the baptismal, after the anointing with the Holy Chrism, before the giving of the baptism. Lit candle. She remembers the Ritual of the Baptism of her Child Love (no. 141) which accompanies this gesture with the following words pronounced by the priest: “New born, you are a new creation in Christ: you have put on Christ; this white garment is a sign of it. May your parents and friends help you, by their word and their example, to keep intact the dignity of the children of God, for everlasting life. How she remembers it well and looks for the lost child still trembling knowing him forever happy under the white cloak. 

The passage from death to life by the colors white sum of all colors and gold evoke light, such his large black cloak, a sign of mourning and a total absence of light, is nevertheless lit from inside by phosphorescent green-purple-blue souls with small black eyes. Black as also the black pillars of the church irradiated with purple in the background. Black like the four luminescent candles.

The white mantle
is the color of the garments of God, "white as snow" (Daniel 7,9 Holy Bible), and of Christ transfigured (Mark 9,3; Matthew 17,2; Luke 9,29), "dazzling, so white that 'no fuller on earth can whiten like this'. "Whitewashed in the blood of the Lamb" (Revelation 7,14). The bride at the wedding of the Lamb is dressed in "linen of dazzling whiteness" (Revelation 19,7).
The white garment is "a sign of this shining and resplendent world" to which the baptized is called (Saint John Chrysostom) 6. Since then, the light, represented by the snow-white mantle, symbolizes the purity which rests on the baptized disappeared who thus receives divine life. "Those who put on the white garment, put on Christ" Saint Paul. The brilliance of this royal garment shows that neophytes have put on the new man "(Colossians 3,10; Ephesians 4,24). 
After the seven painful days and dramas of the Passion of Christ (Holy Week), the day of the Resurrection, the first day of a new week inaugurates a new time of peace and joy. A whole week that extends this Easter Monday foreshadows a peaceful and radiant eternity. These two meaningful paintings take on the Easter light of the canvas at will.In these “shining clothes”, Saint Augustine sees “as a visible word” which inscribes in their memory their “newness of life”. This garment of light also marks a requirement: to preserve "the spiritual whiteness" (Saint Cyril of Jerusalem) and "to make the light shine through works" "And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not received it. "(Saint John1 Chrysostom).
The garment of the baptized is Christ, writes Saint Paul: "You are all by faith, sons of God, in Christ Jesus. All of you who have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. ” (Galatians3,27). The baptized puts on him to become a son of God, like himself. Towards the Kingdom, the white garment is the “garment of salvation” according to Isaiah61,10. Those who will walk with the Lord are “dressed in white” (Revelation 3,4). The elect in heaven "are clothed in white robes, palms in hand" (Revelation 7,9),  
Renunciation of the snow-covered old man. Before putting on the snow-white garment, it is a question of taking off yourclothes twice, not to reconnect with the angelic innocence of the baptism of the child, but to mark the acceptance of its poverty, of its infinite limits.  To take off one's clothes is to resemble Christ naked on the cross at the time of his death, stripped bare by the soldiers (Matthew 27,28). It is to find yourself naked as on the day you were born, to give up your life before. It is to give up the "old man",who wants to live without God or against God, and to sin entered into the world by him (Romans 5,12-21): "You have stripped your tunic, writes Cyril of Jerusalem, and this gesture represented the stripping of the old man." 3 who went to snow cover themselves again to protect themselves from the white coat.