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« on: October 09, 2009, 04:04:24 PM »

This thread started here:  Icon of Theotokos  -PtA


That's the second picture what I have already seen! Thx for posting those pictures, Liza!

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« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2009, 05:24:44 PM »

Orest, the Virgin's garments are definitely black, not purple. I have had the pleasure of seeing the original painting of Virgin and Child (very similar to the La Vierge aux Lys linked to by Liza, here's a link: http://www.artchive.com/artchive/B/bouguereau/bouguereau_virgin.jpg.html ).

The other remarkable feature of this painting is that photographic reproductions of it suggest the haloes of the Virgin and Child are made of embossed gilding, yet Bouguereau simply used shades of cream and bronze, without any contouring.
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« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2009, 05:35:56 PM »


What a talent, no?

Love his paintings.
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« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2009, 11:01:42 PM »

Beautiful.
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« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2009, 11:19:53 PM »

Wow, those look too real.
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« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2009, 02:33:46 AM »

In that last picture, what is up with the Virgin Mary's hand positioning?  She seems to making some sort of strange gesture, and I don't know what it's supposed to mean.
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« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2009, 10:29:52 AM »

Why is the child pointing out 8 fingers?
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« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2009, 09:35:37 PM »

Beautiful. Thank you.
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« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2009, 10:33:29 PM »

Why is the child pointing out 8 fingers?
Probably not so much pointing out 8 fingers as He is greeting us with open hands.
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« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2009, 02:37:13 AM »

I've always loved his paintings. So what if he was ignored in the 20th century because he didn't jump onto the Impressionism bandwagon?

In addition to the above, this is one of my favorites:

Our Lady with baby Jesus and John the Baptist:

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« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2009, 02:50:27 AM »



This is his depiction of the moment after Adam and Eve just found the body of their son Abel, who was murdered by Cain.  It is the Premier Deuil, (The First Mourning), as this is the first human death recorded in the Holy Scriptures.
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« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2009, 02:52:23 AM »

I've always loved his paintings. So what if he was ignored in the 20th century because he didn't jump onto the Impressionism bandwagon?  Our Lady with baby Jesus and John the Baptist...

How beautiful!  What is its title?
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« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2009, 03:02:46 AM »

I've always loved his paintings. So what if he was ignored in the 20th century because he didn't jump onto the Impressionism bandwagon?  Our Lady with baby Jesus and John the Baptist...

How beautiful!  What is its title?

La Vierge, L'Enfant Jesus et Saint Jean Baptiste (1875)
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« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2009, 03:05:51 AM »



Le Saintes Femmes au Tombeau.  This one is also outstanding.
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« Reply #14 on: October 24, 2009, 05:30:35 PM »



Rembrandt's The Return of the Prodigal Son (1669)
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« Reply #15 on: October 24, 2009, 05:45:22 PM »

Caravaggio's St. Francis in Ecstasy

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« Reply #16 on: October 24, 2009, 10:33:00 PM »



I have this standard Our Lady of Grace on my wall.
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« Reply #17 on: October 24, 2009, 10:49:06 PM »

Carl Heinrich Bloch's Resurrection of Christ:

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« Reply #18 on: October 24, 2009, 10:51:25 PM »

Raphael's is probably my favorite depiction of the Transfiguration:

http://en.academic.ru/pictures/enwiki/84/Transfiguration_Raphael.jpg
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« Reply #19 on: October 25, 2009, 12:15:38 AM »

I've always liked this one of Peter Paul Rubens:  The Crucifixion

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« Reply #20 on: November 10, 2009, 06:11:20 PM »

I suppose this is as good a place as any to ask about this. When I was at an Orthodox monastery in Ohio years ago I saw a painting of the grim reaper, in a study, sitting in a chair, and it had a very depressed tone to it. I thought it was mesmerizing, but I've never seen anything like it since then, in real life or on the internet. Anyone know where I can see such a painting again, without driving 200 miles to bother a bunch of monks just to see a painting in their library?
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