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U is for... Universal

For my 2017 challenge, I was not sure quite what I wanted to blog about. Numerous ideas were coming to mind but each seemed to require even more energy and strength. So I've decided to focus on an acronym for ART:
A - Artists (musicians, painters, photographers, writers, etc.)
- Reading (books, poems, etc.)
T - Theater (movies, musicals, plays, etc.)

Today we're focusing on...

Universal works of art that resonate with many cultures.

A - MOSES, the prophet

In Islam:
Asiya finds Moses. 
In Russian Orthodoxy:
Moses and the Burning Bush.

In Western Christianity:
Moses and the Ten Commandments. Rembrandt.

R - The Brothers Karamazov by Dostoevsky

T - Romeo Et Juliette: de la Haine à l'Amour

in French w/ English subtitles:

In Russian:

In Hungarian:

In English (the failed UK production):



TheCyborgMom said…
The Moses with the burning bush portrait reminds me of the X-Men dude who has fire abilities LOL
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Nilanjana Bose said…
Universal is a great choice for U! In St Catherine's monastery in Sinai which has been in continuous operation for 1500 years or so - there is a plant which according to legend, is a descendant of the 'burning bush.' Your post reminded me of that :)

Joy said…
how awesome is that! very cool legend.
Anita said…
I was planning for 'Universal' topic too for U :)
Nice depiction, Joy.
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Carrie-Anne said…
My surviving uncle bought me The Brothers Karamazov as a birthday or Chanukah present some years back, but it must've been bad timing, since it was packed away with other things for a move and I didn't get around to reading it yet. Hopefully when I get all those stored books back from my parents' house.
Joy said…
good taste your uncle has. :D
Courtney Turner said…
Wow, Moses has such a gigantic forehead in the Russian othodox icon. I think Romeo and Juliet inspired a symphony by Tchaikovsky too or maybe Prokofiev. And AA Milne's Winnie The Pooh is pretty universal too, though not as elegant. Maui Jungalow
Oh GOD it took me YEARS to get that French Romeo and Juliet song out of my head!!! When I was in college, everyone in Hungary was crazy about it... :D

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