Posts by Russ Ramsey

Day 20, When Joseph Woke From His Dream – Reflection, Questions, and Art During Advent

About the Art: Gaetano Gandolfi, Angel Appears to Joseph in a Dream, c. 1790. Gaetano Gandolfi (1734–1802) was an Italian...

Day 19, The Ordinary Overshadowed: Reflection, Questions, and Art During Advent

About the Art: Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch, 1606–1669). The Visitation, 1640. Oil on cedar panel, 22 1/4 x 18 7/8...

Day 18, The Silence of the Priest – Reflection, Questions, and Art During Advent

About the Art: Tintoretto, The Birth of John the Baptist, c. 1554, Oil on canvas, 181 x 266 cm, The...

Day 17, Herod the Great, King of the Jews – Reflection, Questions, and Art During Advent

About the Art: Trompe l’oeil painting of a window with open shutters, discovered in The Herodium, The Herodium Expedition, The...

Day 16 – I Have Loved You: Reflection, Questions, and Art During Advent

About the Art: Rembrandt van Rijn, Belshazzar’s Feast, 1635, oil on canvas, 167.6 cm × 209.2 cm, National Gallery, London. This Rembrandt comes...

Day 15 – The Edge of Ruin: Reflection, Questions, and Art During Advent

About the Art: Sandro Botticelli, The Annunciation, 1489, tempera on panel, 150 x 156 cm, Uffizi, Florence, Italy. Click here to read...

Day 14 – For All His Wisdom: Reflection, Questions, and Art During Advent

About the Art: Jacob Willems. de Wet The Edler, The Idolatry of Solomon, c. 1671, oil on panel, 54 x 73.5 cm....

Day 13 – The Boy-King of Bethlehem: Reflection, Questions, and Art During Advent

About the Art: Michelangelo, David, 1501-04, Marble statue, Galleria dell’Accademia, Florence, Italy. Click here to learn more about this iconic statue....

Day 12 – A King on a Throne: Reflection, Questions, and Art During Advent

About the Art: Rembrandt van Rijn, David Playing the Harp for Saul, 1629, oil on panel, 50.2 x 61.8 cm,...

Day 11 – The People He Wanted: Reflection, Questions and Art During Advent

About the Art: Nicholas Poussin, The Adoration of the Golden Calf, c. 1634, oil on canvas, 154 x 214 cm,...

Day 10 – The War Within: Reflection, Questions, and Art During Advent

About the Art: Tintoretto, The Jews in the Desert, c. 1593, Oil on canvas, 377 x 576 cm, San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice. Click here...

Day 9 – Never Forget This Moment: Reflection, Questions, and Art During Advent

About the Art: J.M.W. Turner R.A.,  (1775-1851), The Tenth Plague of Egypt, 1802, oil on canvas, 143.5 x 236.2 cm, Tate Britain, London,...

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