Fine Art Friday…

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Mary Cassatt, Spanish Dancer Wearing A Lace Mantilla … [Read more...]

Fine Art Friday…

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... Alexei Alexeivich Harlamoff, The Flower Seller. … [Read more...]

Fine Art Friday…

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... I feel I'm in desperate need of a palate cleanser from the nastiness I've witnessed and endured all week. Not just on the internet, but in my everyday life and at work.Everybody's hot, cranky and fight-y.The only way to combat all the ugliness is to sit for awhile in beauty.Sit in it. Soak it up. Focus on the finer details...Anton Raphael Mengs, Dream of St. JosephTurn up your speakers and take it all in...Sit awhile with me here, in the stillness of … [Read more...]

Fine Art Friday …

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... Gustave Jean Jacquet, La CoquetteMy word. Her hand is stunning.To appreciate the detail, click the image to view higher resolution. … [Read more...]

Stunning Contemporary Icon of St. Michael …

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This particular icon was created by joining different types of stone together, called an opus sectile icon. You can see the artist's process here at Orhtodox Arts Journal. It's really quite exquisite the way this icon strikes a beautiful balance between ornate detail and simplicity. … [Read more...]

Adoration…

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... Adoration of the Magi, Fray Nicolás Borrás.Read more about the Epiphany. … [Read more...]

20 Astonishing Images of a Breastfeeding Mary…

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... The human body is an absolute wonder. I find anatomical illustrations in old medical books as stunning to contemplate as the finest works of art. I'm awed by God's attention to detail.Speaking of the body as an example of God's fine craftsmanship... the female body is miraculous in it's ability to grow and nourish life.Some of my favorite images of the Blessed Virgin are of her nursing the infant Christ. Coming from a deeply Southern evangelical background that only … [Read more...]

Friday 3 For 1 …

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... Three Friday themes in one post. Because I'm lazy and junk.Fillion FridayFlag Day FridayFine Art FridayAlso, a step by step study of this beautiful painting; Essence of Lavender by Bryce Cameron Liston.Click on the image to see the enlarged and full painting. I have cropped it here because of the flack I get from readers who are offended by nudity in art. Warning: the subject is nude with her back to the viewer. Double Warning: If this offends you … [Read more...]

put down the glue gun and step away from the glitter. The importance of teaching kids real art…

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... I had no particular religious upbringing as a child. The child-rearing trends of the 70's left much to be desired. The one practiced in my home was the belief that children should not be forced into their parent's religion but to wander aimlessly in a spiritual wasteland until Hell gobbles them whole experience all the world has to offer then pick a system of beliefs that works for them. Bosh.At least I had art. I lived in the Chrysler Museum as a child, mostly because our apartment … [Read more...]


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