Sunday, March 27, 2016

Illuminated Manuscripts - Easter


The Marys buying ointment at the ointment shop.

Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him.  Mark Chapter 16


Benjamin West 1728-1820 on Easter



Benjamin West (American artist, 1738-1820) The Women at the Sepulchre (The Angel at the Tomb of Christ) 1805



Benjamin West (American artist, 1738-1820) The Women at the Sepulchre (The Angel at the Tomb of Christ) 1805.


I love the fierce turn that West took with this painting. Life everlasting & unconditional love & total forgiveness were powerful concepts - nothing to be trifled with. West had grown a lot, since he left Pennsylvania for England.