On Wednesday mornings throughout the summer, Peoples will be exploring the beautiful and bizarre book of Revelation and learning about the context that inspired it and the meanings behind some of the images the book paints.
The image is “The Tree of Life” from the Stoclet Frieze and was done by Gustav Klimt:
Revelation 22:2 — “On either side of the river is the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, producing its fruit each month; and the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.” — Gustav Klimt designed a frieze combining mosaic with painted sections for the dining-room of the Palais Stoclet in Brussels. It consists of 15 marble panels, 6 feet high, representing an abundantly spreading Tree of Life. In its branches swarm brightly colored birds and butterflies.
When: Wednesdays at 9:00 am
Where: church lounge
Who: All are welcome!
No need to sign up, just come as you are!
Klimt, Gustav, 1862-1918. The Tree of Life from the Stoclet Frieze, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=46730 [retrieved June 10, 2018]. Original source: www.yorckproject.de.