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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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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