Fine Art Friday and Airedale Terriers…

Warren G. Harding and Laddie Boy

Because I'm partial to Airedale terriers. Did you know that an Airedale terrier was the first "first dog" of a president to get regular press coverage?My that's a handsome looking dog, that Laddie Boy is. Not unlike my own... with hims kissy widdle pup face. I'm referring to the dog, of course. Not the boy child.Other awesome Airedales, Paddy the Wanderer. … [Read more...]

The Incense Burner…

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By HovsepPushman, c. 1921. Oil on wood panel, Milwaukee ArtMuseum - Layton Art CollectionI find this particular piece stunning. The color and fluid strokes. Oh my. … [Read more...]

Fine Art Friday …

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... Art for the Assumption. Better late then never. So just enjoy it ...Andrea Del SartoJose AntolinezAnnibale CarracciJuan Carreno De MirandaVolaterra, altar located in Santissima Trinita in Rome (been there!)Lippi, located in Santa Maria Sopa Minerva in Rome (been there too!)Lorenzo LottoPietro PeruginoGiovanni BattistaNicolas PoussinSabastiano Ricci … [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...]

Fine Art Friday – Russian Orthodox/Vatican Style…

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... The Vatican's newest official court artist, Natalia Tsarkova, poses next to a painting of Pope Benedict XVI in her studio by Rome.From Art Daily; ROME (AFP).- After Michelangelo and Raphael, the vatican's latest official painter is something of an unusual choice -- an ebullient Russian woman with a pet owl who is a regular at the court of cardinals and popes. An Orthodox believer in the heart of Roman Catholicism, Natalia Tsarkova paints her classical-style portraits in a flat filled … [Read more...]

Beauty In Various Forms…

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... Orlande de Lassus's Media Vita, as described by my friend, Colin; "(Lassus) is darker than the brightness of Palestrina, so that his bright moments sparkle out of the darkness. It's a chiaroscuro in music - the soundtrack of a Caravaggio painting."The beauty of soundThe beauty of sightWe adore Thee, O Christ, and bless Thee. Because by Thy holy cross Thou hast redeemed the world.Spiritual beautyCCC 1466: The confessor is not the master of God's forgiveness, but … [Read more...]

Fine Art Friday, Baby Jesus Edition…

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Angnolo Bronzino, c. 1539 … [Read more...]

Fine Art Friday For A Holy Day…

Giorgio Vasari, Allegory of the Immaculate Conception c. 1541 -  Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy

... Tomorrow is a Holy Day of Obligation so I don't think you can "kill two birds" by going to a typical Saturday vigil mass. That mass is the vigil for Sunday. So suck it up. You'll have to go to mass two days in a row. Gasp! Unless some diocese out there has decreed otherwise, and you never can tell now-a-days. I think us Catholics have been made lazy by the various mass time options provided every weekend. Not that I'm complaining. Some days you just need a few extra hours sleep. But yeah, … [Read more...]

Fine Art Friday…

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... It's back. Featuring Russian artist Eugeni Balakshin.Click here for more. … [Read more...]


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