Sunday, March 06, 2011

More Photos of Mosaics at Resurrection Cemetery

A SERIES OF outdoor mosaics decorate Resurrection Cemetery in Affton, Missouri. These monuments, which date from about 1974, illustrate salvation history and were among the last commissions of the famed Ravenna Mosaic Company.

Quickly changing weather during my last visit prevented me from photographing all of the mosaics, so I was only able to show the mosaics on the eastern side of each monument. Here I present the western mosaics:

Resurrection Cemetery, in Affton, Missouri, USA - mosaic of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Pentecost

Pentecost.

Resurrection Cemetery, in Affton, Missouri, USA - mosaic of the Ascension of Our Lord

The Ascension.

Resurrection Cemetery, in Affton, Missouri, USA - mosaic of Our Lord teaching

Jesus teaching.

Resurrection Cemetery, in Affton, Missouri, USA - mosaic of the Crucifixion of Our Lord

The Crucifixion.

Resurrection Cemetery, in Affton, Missouri, USA - mosaic of the Last Supper

The Last Supper.

Resurrection Cemetery, in Affton, Missouri, USA - mosaic, "I will be your God"

“I will be your God, you will be my people.”

Resurrection Cemetery, in Affton, Missouri, USA - mosaic of King David

King David.

Resurrection Cemetery, in Affton, Missouri, USA - mosaic of Moses and the Burning Bush

Moses and the Burning Bush.

Resurrection Cemetery, in Affton, Missouri, USA - mosaic of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Blessed Virgin Mary.

Resurrection Cemetery, in Affton, Missouri, USA - mosaic of heavenly figures

I'm not sure what this represents. [Update: this is most likely Creation.]

Click here to see the other mosaics.

4 comments:

  1. Perhaps the Creation of the Sun, based on Michelangelo's original?

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  2. Wow! These are completely stunning! Thanks!

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  3. Yes, this is clearly inspired by the Sistine Ceiling of Michelangelo. It's not quite the same, as he's making the moon, as well as the sun at the same time in the original fresco.

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