The Catholic Tradition Podcast: 91 – The Temptation of St. Anthony

The Catholic Tradition Podcast: 91 – The Temptation of St. Anthony

Nov 13, 2020 Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/H1_78eLjaB8 The trials of St. Anthony the Nice (251-356 AD), as described in St. Athanasius’s Life and the medieval Golden Legend, have been a favourite topic of Western artists since the Center Ages. Anthony, a desert monk, was incessantly assaulted by Devil, who when he couldn’t win

Nov 13, 2020

Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/H1_78eLjaB8

The trials of St. Anthony the Nice (251-356 AD), as described
in St. Athanasius’s Life and the medieval Golden
Legend
, have been a favourite topic of Western artists since
the Center Ages. Anthony, a desert monk, was incessantly assaulted
by Devil, who when he couldn’t win by regular temptations, despatched his
demons within the type of wild beasts, lovely girls, troopers and
even monks to torment and distract the Desert Father.

Artists have lengthy been fascinated with these episodes, discovering
in them a chance for probably the most outlandish feats of
creativeness. On this episode, Catholic artwork historian Elizabeth Lev
traces the event of this creative topic from the Center
Ages on, with particular consideration to the phantasmagorical work of
Hieronymous Bosch. From Bosch we proceed by the intervening
centuries to the fashionable period, the place this theme was taken up once more
however maybe not in probably the most edifying spirit.

On this podcast (the YouTube model of which incorporates photos of
the work), the primary 40 minutes or so are spent introducing
the story of St. Anthony and inspecting some early medieval
depictions in addition to later ones which focus closely on his
conventional attributes. Then we take off with the more and more
advanced depictions of Anthony’s demonic trials, beginning with
Bosch, study numerous early trendy variations, and conclude with
the nightmarish (but spiritually distinct) visions of Max Ernst and
Salvador Dali. 

Hyperlinks

Zip file with all work proven in video
https://www.catholicculture.org/images/commentary/anthonypaintings.zip

Elizabeth Lev, How Catholic Artwork Saved the Religion

https://www.sophiainstitute.com/products/item/how-catholic-art-saved-the-faith

Our audiobook of St. Athanasius’s Lifetime of St.
Anthony

https://www.catholicculture.org/commentary/st-athanasius-life-st-anthony-full/

St. Anthony’s life and legacy as one of many Church Fathers

https://www.catholicculture.org/commentary/anthony-desert-solitary-celebrity/

Elizabeth Lev https://www.elizabeth-lev.com

Koin – Catholic occasion planning app http://www.meetkoin.com

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