A to Z Challenge: Universal Works of Art

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Today we’re focusing on…  Universal works of art that resonate with many cultures.

Art – 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.

Reading – The Brothers Karamazov by Dostoevsky

Theatre – Romeo Et Juliette: de la Haine à l’Amour

in French w/ English subtitles:


In Russian:


In Hungarian:

In English (the failed UK production):


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  1. TheCyborgMom

    April 25, 2017 at 4:02 pm

    The Moses with the burning bush portrait reminds me of the X-Men dude who has fire abilities LOL
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  2. Nilanjana Bose

    April 25, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    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 🙂


    1. Joy

      April 25, 2017 at 4:15 pm

      how awesome is that! very cool legend.

  3. Anita

    April 25, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    I was planning for 'Universal' topic too for U 🙂
    Nice depiction, Joy.
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  4. Carrie-Anne

    April 25, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    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.

    1. Joy

      April 25, 2017 at 8:23 pm

      good taste your uncle has. 😀

  5. Courtney Turner

    April 26, 2017 at 2:27 am

    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

  6. A Tarkabarka Hölgy

    April 26, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    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… 😀

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