The Widow’s Mite | Art for Proper 27B

Mark 12:42 A poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which are worth a penny. ______________ Commentary by Hovak Najarian The Widow’s Mite, 1794, Engraving, Jean Marie Delattre, 1745-1840, after an oil painting by William Artaud, 1763-1823 Today, a variety of photo-mechanical methods can be used to make reproductions of paintings but none … Continue reading “The Widow’s Mite | Art for Proper 27B”

The Banquet of Esther and Ahasuerus, Art for B Proper 21

Esther 7:1 The king and Haman went in to feast with Queen Esther. On the second day, as they were drinking wine, the king again said to Esther, “What is your petition, Queen Esther? Commentary by Hovak Najarian (Previous post September 30, 2012) The principal participants in Dutch artist Jan Victors’ The Banquet of Esther … Continue reading “The Banquet of Esther and Ahasuerus, Art for B Proper 21”

The Little Children Being Brought to Jesus (“The 100 Guilder Print”), Art for B Proper 20

Mark 9:33-37 Then they came to Capernaum; and when he was in the house he asked them, “What were you arguing about on the way?” But they were silent, for on the way they had argued with one another who was the greatest. He sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, “Whoever wants … Continue reading “The Little Children Being Brought to Jesus (“The 100 Guilder Print”), Art for B Proper 20″

Christ and the Canaanite Woman, Art for B Proper 18

Mark 7:26 Now the woman was a Gentile, of Syrophoenician origin. Commentary by Hovak Najarian (Previous post September 9, 2012) Dutch artist, Rembrandt van Rijn, began his career in Amsterdam where a large merchant class appreciated art and had the means to support it. He gained early success but managing money was not a high … Continue reading “Christ and the Canaanite Woman, Art for B Proper 18”

Nathan rebukes David for his adultery | Art for B Proper 13

2 Samuel 12:7 Nathan said to David, “You are the man! Commentary by Hovak Najarian Previous post July 29, 2012 At the time Caspar Luiken was born, Amsterdam was still aglow from its golden age of art and commerce. During those years it was the wealthiest city in Europe and an important center for the … Continue reading “Nathan rebukes David for his adultery | Art for B Proper 13”

Baptism of the Eunuch | Art for Easter 5 B

Acts 8:38 … and the eunuch said, “Look, here is water! What is to prevent me from being baptized?” Commentary by Hovak Najarian Duration of time is a factor in many of the arts. In motion pictures and in the theater there is a passage of time as the audience is engaged from beginning to … Continue reading “Baptism of the Eunuch | Art for Easter 5 B”

The Banquet of Esther and Ahasuerus, c. 1640, Oil on Canvas, Jan Victors 1619-1676

Commentary by Hovak Najarian Related post B Proper 21 Art for September 30, 2012 The principal participants in Dutch artist Jan Victors’ The Banquet of Esther and Ahasuerus are: Ahasuerus (seated on the right): King of a vast Persian Empire that extended from India to Ethiopia and included people of many nationalities. Esther (standing): A … Continue reading “The Banquet of Esther and Ahasuerus, c. 1640, Oil on Canvas, Jan Victors 1619-1676”

B Proper 20 Art for September 23, 2012

REMBRANDT Harmenszoon van Rijn (b. 1606, Leiden, d. 1669, Amsterdam) Click to open Web Gallery of Art Artist Biography and to explore other works by this artist. The Little Children Being Brought to Jesus (“The 100 Guilder Print”) 1647-49 Etching and drypoint, 1st state, 278 x 388 mm Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam Click to open Web Gallery … Continue reading “B Proper 20 Art for September 23, 2012”

B Proper 18, Art for September 9, 2012

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn b. 1606 Leiden, The Netherlands, d. 1669 Amsterdam, The Netherlands Click to open Getty Artist Biography and to explore other works by this artist. Christ and the Canaanite Woman Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn Dutch, Amsterdam, about 1650 Pen and brown ink, brown wash, corrected with white bodycolor 7 7/8 x 11 … Continue reading “B Proper 18, Art for September 9, 2012”

Nathan Rebukes David for His Adultery, Published in 1712, Copper Engraving, Caspar Luiken (1672-1708)

Commentary by Hovak Najarian Related post B Proper 13, Art for August 5, 2012 At the time Caspar Luiken was born, Amsterdam was still aglow from its golden age of art and commerce. During those years it was the wealthiest city in Europe and an important center for the arts. His father, Jan Luiken, was a … Continue reading “Nathan Rebukes David for His Adultery, Published in 1712, Copper Engraving, Caspar Luiken (1672-1708)”