DescriptionThe left image is high resolution. The right one is not. The Hereford Mappa Mundi is the grandest medieval map known. It reveals how thirteenth century scholars viewed the world in religious and geographical ways. Jerusalem is at the center. Images of mankinds history and natural wonders of the world were drawn in. It was made around 1300 AD.0 - At the centre of the map: Jerusalem, above it: the crucifix.1 - Paradise, surrounded by a wall and a ring of fire. During World War II this was printed in Japanese textbooks since Paradise appears to be roughly in the location of Japan.2 - The Ganges and its delta.3 - The fabulous island of Taphana, sometimes interpreted as Sri Lanka or Sumatra.4 - Rivers Indus and Tigris.5 - The Caspian Sea, and the land of Gog and Magog6 - Babylon and the Euphrates.7 - The Persian Gulf.8 - The Red Sea (painted in red).9 - Noah's Ark.10 - The Dead Sea, Sodom and Gomorrah, with the River Jordan, coming from the Sea of Galilee; above: Lot's wife.11 - Egypt with the River Nile.12 - The River Nile (?), or possibly an allusion to the equatorial ocean; far outside: a land of mutants, possibly the Antipodes.13 - The Azov Sea with rivers Don and Dnieper; above: the Golden Fleece.14 - Constantinople; left of it the Danube's delta.15 - The Aegean Sea.16 - Oversized delta of the Nile with Alexandria's Pharos lighthouse.17 - The legendary Norwegian Gansmir, with his skis and ski pole.18 - Greece with Mt. Olympus, Athens and Corinth19 - Misplaced Crete with the Minotaur's circular labyrinth.20 - The Adriatic Sea; Italy with Rome, honoured by a popular Latin hexameter; Roma caput mundi tenet orbis frena rotundi ('Rome, the head, holds the reins of the world').21 - Sicily and Carthage, opposing Rome, right of it.22 - Scotland.23 - England.24 - Ireland.25 - The Balearic Islands.26 - The Strait of Gibraltar (the Pillars of Hercules).The Hereford Mappa Mundi is the oldest most famous world map known to exist and is th
L Brown, Penna Member Since April 2011 Artist Statement I have always enjoyed art. But now in creating it and viewing the almost endless variety, I find it can be relaxing and stimulating. Experimenting with new techniques and equipment in creating art, how a landscape or a sky scape might appear, if I was there, or some of the things I have seen, growing up on a farm in Pennsylvania, are some of the things that are enjoyable, relaxing, and educational. Trying new things with abstract decorative landscapes is entertaining. I attempt to create an image that is pleasing to the eye, enjoyable, and with some degree of positive content.
Owing to the fact that only 15% of human interactive interpersonal communication is verbal, art can be a very enjoyable and healthy form of nonverbal self expression. We all know that you can communicate ideas and concepts artistically, in a way that any verbal or written language is simply inadequate to convey, of course with the caveat that the art is confined within healthy boundaries and channeled appropriately to the right audience.
I feel it is also positive if I can shed some light on important Christian values.
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What is life all about? Why are we here? We were created by God to serve, obey, worship, praise, develop the closest, most personal, most intimate relationship with, learn about, enjoy, and glorify Father God through Jesus and the Holy Spirit. We were also created to serve, obey, worship, praise, develop the closest, most personal, most intimate relationships with, learn about, enjoy, and glorify Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
Please review the following Biblical sources: 1 Peter 4:11, Colossians 1:16, 1 Timothy 1:17, John 17:4, 1 Corinthians 6:20, 1 Corinthians 10:31, Acts 7:2, 1 Chronicles 16:29, and Philippians 1:20.
The following source gives a very detailed explanation: http://www.puritansermons.com/watson/watson5.htm
We were created by God in such a very unique way that nothing, absolutely nothing and no one in the universe will ever make us complete or whole until we serve, obey, worship, praise, develop the closest, most personal, most intimate relationship with, learn about, enjoy, and glorify Father God through Jesus and the Holy Spirit and we serve, obey, worship, praise, develop the closest, most personal, most intimate relationships with, learn about, enjoy, and glorify Jesus and the Holy Spirit.