Friday, March 21, 2008

Good Friday

Compassion, by William Adolphe Bouguereau 1897


  1. A most suitable choice of image for Good Friday.
    This artist was pretty much contemporary with the impressionists. A wonderful artist but later looked down on by 'modernists'.
    Interesting how time brings re-evaluations of artists' reputations.
    All best wishes for a Happy and blessed Easter.
    (started life as art historian -therefore dull details!

  2. I took plenty of art history way back in college and appreciate it so much more now. So your details are anything but dull! Happy Easter to you, too!

  3. ...and I always thought he painted the most lovely feet!

  4. Dear Willow,

    Thank you so much for posting this picture. For Christ Jesus is the light of the whole world. He was the Word made flesh, and He came and dwelt among us, and illumined the world, performing many miracles and leaving an influence that even eternity could not extinguish. As the apostle John so aptly wrote,

    "And there are also many other things which Jesus did, which if they were written in detail, I suppose that even the world itself would not contain the books that would be written."

    And though He was killed, yet He rose again, Divine, Perfect, the embodiment of Love.

    Christ has risen and so Happy Easter to all!

    John 20:29:
    Jesus said to him, Thomas, because you have seen me, you have believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.

    May God Bless you, Willow Manor.

    Best Regards

  5. Anon, thank you so much for your kind words and scripture. God's blessings and Happy Easter to you, too!

  6. A very moving choice of image... and your background colour change sets it off ery well. I don't think a lot of modernists like Sir Lawrence Alma Tadema either... but I love his paintings especially.


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