Fine Art Friday - Easter Octave Edition

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Today's entry for Fine Art Friday has the theme that has been on our hearts, minds and lips all week: resurrection!

The first image might be the most lovely image of angels I have ever seen. These aren't those silly angels. These are strong angels--truly capable of being the messengers of God.

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The Resurrection: The Angels Rolling Away the Stone from the Sepulchre
William Blake


The next entry is in honor of a friend of mine who loves all of Burne-Jones' stuff. I hope she sees it today. I like the angels here, too.

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The Morning of the Resurrection
Edward Burne-Jones


Titian is one of those artists that I gape at. He is almost too much of a muchness, if you know what I mean. This painting tickles me because Jesus' feet are so flat! He isn't leaping from the grave, he is really rising.

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The Resurrection of Christ
Titian

I like this next image, because I like the soldier being flung out of the way by the force of the resurrection. I imagine it to have been very much like that. Roman troops were hardened characters--and they didn't ignore their duty or fall asleep at a post.

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The Resurrection
Francesco Trevisani


I have always liked this one. I think it has something to do with the harrowing of hell, as well. They certainly don't look like Roman guards around the bottom, do they?

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The Resurrection
El Greco

Smock, here's the resurrection section of the altarpiece Fr A mentioned in his sermon on Easter Sunday!

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The Resurrection of Christ, from the Isenheim Altarpiece
Matthias Grunewald

And finally, a less literal take on the subject, but one that uses a traditional symbol of the resurrection. I like this, because I like the burst of "light" surrounding the butterfly.

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Resurrection
Nicole Marques

The Lord is Risen!

He is Risen Indeed! Alleluia!

4 Comments

Beautiful! Beautiful!

My naughty thought is that if Jesus is shown rising, His toes should be pointed down like Peter Pan's are.

I love the El Greco. Being Greek, he had so many iconographic references in his paintings. The harrowing of hell is often in the icons of the Resurrection. This was a lovely collection.

the resurrection is beautiful on any canvas.

Regarding the first picture ...... I think I can hear the wings fluttering. Love it.

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