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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 steadily assaulted
by Devil, who when he couldn’t win by regular temptations, despatched his
demons within the type of wild beasts, stunning ladies, 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 essentially the most outlandish feats of
creativeness. On this episode, Catholic artwork historian Elizabeth Lev
traces the event of this inventive topic from the Center
Ages on, with particular consideration to the phantasmagorical work of
Hieronymous Bosch. From Bosch we proceed via the intervening
centuries to the fashionable period, the place this theme was taken up once more
however maybe not in essentially 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 analyzing 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
complicated depictions of Anthony’s demonic trials, beginning with
Bosch, look at numerous early fashionable 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/photos/commentary/anthonypaintings.zip

Elizabeth Lev, How Catholic Artwork Saved the Religion

https://www.sophiainstitute.com/merchandise/merchandise/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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