A human expression

Another Giotto Madonna…

This is from his earlier work, still in the fashion of the Byzantine style but about to break free. Maybe this is why I am so drawn to Giotto. His artwork is all about giving the divine a human expression.


Tomás Luis de Victoria, O Regem coeli

O Regem coeli, cui talia famulantur obsequia.
Stabulo proponitur qui continet mundum:
Iacet in praesepio, et in caelis regnat.

O King of heaven, served with such obedience!
He is laid in the stable who holds the world:
He lies in the manger and reigns in heaven. Alleluia.
Today is born a saviour.
who is Christ the Lord, in the city of David:
He lies in the manger and reigns in heaven. Alleluia.

Last year I have posted another version of this simple, beautiful motete. Tomas Luis de Victoria was a contemporary of Teresa of Avila and St John of the Cross.

About Michaela

I am a wanderer and a wonderer, like you are. I love our journey and to walk in the company of friends – to learn, experience, share, laugh, cry and above all I simply love this marvelous, magical, mysterious life. I have no plan (cannot believe I am saying this) and my only intention is to be truthful to myself and others.
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