Saturday? Find an exhibit!

I am at the Minneapolis Institute of Art to see an exhibit of Pre-Raphaelite paintings.

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  1. Rachel says:

    I’d love to see that. The Pre-Raphaelite movement was practically the last gasp of real art.

  2. Vincenzo says:

    Wish I could see it too. Please post more photos if you can.

  3. kmart says:

    You say you’re there for the art, but I know you just wanted to see the tornado damage for yourself.

  4. Fr: A group of local bloggers is going the evening of September 3rd if you want to go again and are in town you’d be most welcome.

  5. Pretty good exhibit. The MIA has a good general collection as well.

  6. John Enright says:

    Would love to see it, but I’ve never been anyplace but Philadelphia, my beloved hometown, with the exception of Pittsburgh, but I have no idea why I went there! LOL!

  7. Girgadis says:

    The image of Chris knocking is one of my favorites. I’m glad you included it here.

  8. Girgadis says:

    Sorry, Christ.

  9. Sacristymaiden says:

    Nice pictures!
    The second picture from the bottom, what is it and who is it by? It looks intriguing.

  10. laurazim says:

    Ooohhh….you’ve whetted this home schooling Mama’s appetite for a road trip. Perhaps my dearlings and I will have to tour some midwest museums this year! Thanks for the peek, Father. As always, know of our prayers.

  11. Greg Smisek says:

    It’s William Holman Hunt’s foreshadowing (literally) of the Crucifixion. From Wikipedia:

    The Shadow of Death is a religious painting by William Holman Hunt, on which he worked from 1870 to 1873, after his second trip to the Holy Land. It depicts Jesus as a young man prior to his ministry, working as a carpenter. He is shown stretching his arms after sawing wood. The shadow of his outstretched arms falls on a wooden spar on which carpentry tools hang, creating a “shadow of death” prefiguring the crucifixion. His mother Mary is depicted from behind, gazing up at the shadow, having been looking into a box in which she has kept the gifts given by the Magi.

    I would also point out the tools on the wall (which form the “gibbet”) also foreshadow the instruments (arms) of the Passion.

    That, or our Lord is introducing a new liturgical dance move.

    More on the exhibit, including a slideshow of paintings here. It’s definitely an exhibit worth seeing if it comes to your neck of the woods.

  12. mrsmontoya says:

    Father, I’m glad you were able to get out and see this – good stuff for your soul.

  13. Sacristymaiden says:

    Greg Smisek, thanks!

  14. irishgirl says:

    I know that first painting-‘The Light of the World’, by William Holman Hunt. A copy of it-I believe-hangs in St. Paul’s Cathedral, London.

    I’ve also seen the second painting-it was in a book I remembered borrowing from the local library a long time ago: ‘Christ in the Fine Arts’. There was also a companion volume, ‘Mary in the Fine Arts’. I think they were both written by the same author, Cynthia Pearl Maas.

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