The Book of Psalms

I'm illustrating the Book of Psalms mainly under the light of the exegesis Saint Augustine did on them in his bright work “Enarrationes in Psalmos” (Expositions on the psalms). In any case I'm deepening into the psalms with all the help I can get as well from readings like "The art of biblical poetry" by Robert Alter, "Interpreting the psalms" by Mark D. Futato, "Praying the psalms" by Thomas Merton, "Biblical geography" by Denis Baly, "The Symbolism of the Biblical World: Ancient Near Eastern Iconography and the Book of Psalms" by Othmar Keel, "Dictionary of Biblical Imagery" by Ryken/Wilhoit/Longman, and all kind of guides through the Old Testament. 


For this project I am using mainly the psalm's translations from "Biblia de Jerusalén" and "Nueva Biblia Española" in spanish. "New International Version", "NASB" in english. 

Some samples:                                       (all images Álvaro Barcala ©)











Illustrations for "The Cherubinic Pilgrim" (or Cherubinic Wanderer)

I have already finished the 302 illustrations for the 302 christian mystic epigrams that form the first book of The Cherubinic Pilgrim” (or Cherubinic Wanderer) written by Angelus Silesius in 1657. I will upload the whole book with a blog format soon to the internet. 
(all images are copyrighted ©)

Some samples:












3 PIANO ALBUMS. "Lusitânia", "Metanoia" and "Mínimos".

Along this year I have done these three piano projects: "Lusitânia", "Metanoia" and "Mínimos".

Some extracts from LUSITÂNIA:

 


Some extracts from METANOIA:

 


Some extracts from MÍNIMOS:

 



YOU CAN LISTEN ALL THE TRACKS AT MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL (will upload the three projects to Bandcamp soon):

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpFI29lWM_qq8pXQucyAMDw 


LA CATEDRAL ROJA -The Red Cathedral-




These are some examples from the drawing book I am working on: "La Catedral Roja" (The Red Cathedral). In this book I am quickly sketching the iconography I am coming across on my way along the walls of a Red Cathedral I've discovered somewhere in my mind. I am sure this cathedral actually exists somewhere. 
- Work & Concept Álvaro Barcala ©-.









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