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Carl Sagan explains the logic behind the fourth dimensional hypercube/tesseract imagery used by Dalí in Corpus Hypercubis.

 

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Many Christians believe Dalí's (a devout Roman Catholic) Corpus Hypercubis is the most accurate rendition of Christ because it depicts Him as a 4-D being only partially perceived in three dimensions (Gala is viewing Christ from a 3-D platform placed on a 2-D checkerboard plane).

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Salome receiving the head of John the Baptist, by Carravagio. He did three versions of this event. JtB is a critical player in the Christmas narrative but is often underemphasized or overlooked entirely. A difficult character to understand or identify with.

 

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Temptations of Christ. Mosaic, Basilica of St. Mark, Venice.

 

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Puts me in mind of Buddhist sand mandalas.  Craftsmanship as both a statement of faith and a prayer tool.

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