Eye Candy for Today: Froment’s Burning Bush


The Burning Bush, Nicolas Froment, 1476

On Web Gallery of Art.

In certain circles in the Middle Ages, they revised the Old Testament story of God appearing to Moses in a burning bush, with Mary and Jesus in the starring roles. (And we think remakes altering the source material is something new…)

Foment portrays the story here with lavish details — and interesting touches, like the mirror in the infant’s hands that reflects mother and child.

Original is in the Cathedrale Saint Sauveur, in Aix-en-Provence, France.