Russ Ramsey

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Van Gogh Good Samaritan, For Web

The Wounded Hero: Van Gogh’s The Good Samaritan

“Our brokenness has no other beauty but the beauty that comes from the compassion that surrounds it.” Henri Nouwen Vincent...

Beech Grove School, 2015

Beech Grove

In the fields of central Indiana, at the intersection of an old gravel road and the highway that divides the...

Web Post-op Chest x-Ray, 06-17-13 copy

Sad Stories Told for Laughs

(Editor’s Note: I recently spoke with my good friend, Jonathan Rogers, for his fun series “Sad Stories Told For Laughs.”...

Stryper Live at Wildhorse For Web

We All Come From Somewhere

(Editor’s Note: Due to the subject matter of this post, some of the links may contain profanity.)   “We will rock...

Rubens Adoration of the Shepherds Web

Day 25, Son of God, Son of Man – Reflection, Questions, and Art During Advent

About the Art: Peter Paul Rubens, The Adoration of the Shepherds, c. 1609, Oil on canvas, St.-Pauluskerk, Antwerp. Peter Paul...

Rembrandt Simeon and Jesus Web

Day 24, The Hearts of Many Revealed – Reflection, Questions, and Art During Advent

About the Art: Rembrandt van Rijn (1606 – 1669), Simeon’s Song of Praise, 1669, oil on canvas, 99 × 80...

Leonaert_Bramer_-_The_Adoration_of_the_Magi Web

Day 23, One Star Lit For Them – Reflection, Questions, and Art During Advent

About the Art: Leonaert Bramer (1597 – 1674), The Adoration of the Magi, c. 1630, oil on panel, 43 x...

Govert_Flinck_-_Aankondiging_aan_de_herders web

Day 22, Where the Lambs Are Kept – Reflection, Questions, and Art During Advent

About the Art: Govaert Flinck (1615 -1660),
The Annunciation to the Shepherds,
1639, oil on panel, 160 x 196 cm, The Louvre,...

Chagall Fraumunster Zurich Web

Day 21, Every Bit A Fragile, Tiny Baby: Reflection, Questions, and Art During Advent

About the Art: Marc Chagall, The Christ Window, stained glass, Fraumunster Church, Zurich, Installed in 1970. This image of Mary...

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