Italian Team
Holy Writs
and Wine
Yatağan (TK), 22-27 April 2013
Genesis 9,20-21
In those days Noah became a farmer, and he
made a vine-garden.
And he took of the wine of it and was overcome
by drink; and he was uncovered in his tent.
Michelangelo Buonarroti – Drunkenness of Noah
1508-1510 – Vault of Sistina Chapel in Roma
Genesis 14,18
And Melchizedek, king of Salem,
the priest of the Most High God,
took bread and wine.
Lorenzo Lotto – Melchizedek Sacrifice
before 1545 – Holy House Loreto
Sirach 31,27-28
Wine is very life to man if taken in
moderation. Does he really live who lacks
the wine which was created for his joy?
Joy of heart, good cheer and merriment
are wine drunk freely at the proper time.
Caravaggio – Bacchus
Uffizi Gallery Firenze
Sirach 31,25
Let not wine-drinking be the proof of your
strength, for wine has been the ruin of
Sirach 31,29
Headache, bitterness and disgrace is
wine drunk amid anger and strife.
Caravaggio – Young sick Bacchus
Borghese Gallery Roma
Paolo Veronese – Supper at Levi’s Home
1573 – Accademia Gallery Venezia
Isaiah 25,6-8
On this mountain the LORD of hosts will provide for all peoples A feast of rich food and
choice wines, juicy, rich food and pure, choice wines. On this mountain he will destroy
the veil that veils all peoples, The web that is woven over all nations; he will destroy
death forever. The Lord GOD will wipe away the tears from all faces; The reproach of his
people he will remove from the whole earth; for the LORD has spoken.
John 2,3
When the wine ran short,
the mother of Jesus said
to him, "They have no
John 2,9-10
And when the headwaiter
tasted the water that had
become wine, without
knowing where it came
from (although the
servers who had drawn
the water knew), the
headwaiter called the
bridegroom and said to
him, "Everyone serves
good wine first, and then
when people have drunk
freely, an inferior one; but
you have kept the good
wine until now."
Giotto – Marriage at Cana
1303-1305 – Scrovegni Chapel Padova
Luke 22,19-20; Mark 14,22-24; Matthew 26,26-28
This is my blood, which will be shed for you
Leonardo da Vinci – The Last Supper
1494-1498 – Santa Maria delle Grazie Milano
Thank you for your
Vanessa Cattoni
Gabriele La Spada

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