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Old 05-18-2017, 06:48 AM
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A Vision

Oil on board, 20 x 15 cm (about 8 x 6 inch):



Not that I'm particularly Catholic, but I like religious art, and I noticed on the news that the Pope has formally canonized two of the children involved in the famous Fatima vision.

The first thing that came to mind when I tried to visualize peasant kids were Amish ones, so I dressed my young visionaries in Amish clothing, even though the Amish are protestant. What can I say? That's the way I imagined it so that's the way I painted it. ;-)
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Very nice. My gf is very devoted to the Fatima visitation, and I am very respectful
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Old 05-25-2017, 09:08 PM
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Nice presentation.
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Old 05-25-2017, 09:59 PM
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Thanks for the kind comments. :-)
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Interesting that you choose Amish children.
I like the choice of the short brush strokes.
Very nice work, Brian.
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Some of the best art has been and is inspirational in that the Artist tries to depict something extraordinary and wonderful even if the thing being depicted is factually untrue. The effort to create something greater than oneself can make this kind of Art transcendent. This painting captures wonder and awe!
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Old 05-29-2017, 12:57 AM
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Interesting that you choose Amish children.

And I can't really say why; the idea just occurred to me that way. When it comes to art I tend to think in images rather than words.

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I like the choice of the short brush strokes.

Tried to learn some lessons from the Pont Aven school; I am a fan of the post-impressionists. :-)

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Very nice work, Brian.

Thanks. :-)

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Some of the best art has been and is inspirational in that the Artist tries to depict something extraordinary and wonderful even if the thing being depicted is factually untrue.

Yeah, I have no particular opinions on whether the whole story is to be taken seriously. I am fairly agnostic about such matters, but I am not one of those irritating strident atheist types: I very well understand spirituality and the experience of being awe-struck, and as such, I very much like art that expresses intense spirituality, whether it be medieval depictions of saints, or something like Gauguin's "Yellow Christ."

Well, thanks for the further kind comments. They are balm to my fragile ego. :-)
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