Happy Easter! I'm taking a break today from my current series for shots fitting the occasion.
These first shots date back to Good Friday 2018, and I felt they were appropriate to hold back for this Easter, as I hadn't started setting up posts until after last Easter. I paid a visit that day to the Canada Agriculture And Food Museum, housed on the grounds of our Central Experimental Farm. A working farm, it houses animals and information in a series of barns and other buildings. One of those is a building called the Learning Centre, and on its second floor, two large kitchens for demonstrations can be found. In one of them were several displays for the Easter season, with an emphasis on eggs.
Back in early January I visited the National Gallery of Canada, and among my shots taken on that date were some paintings that fit the other side of the Easter weekend. The Arrest Of Christ is an oil painting done circa 1630-32 by the Dutch artist Matthias Stom, who spent time in Italy being inspired by Caravaggio and others (this painting was likely done in Rome). Stom depicts Christ and Judas highlighted at the moment of betrayal, while deliberately choosing to depict those arresting Christ in more contemporary clothing of his own era.
The Crucifixion is an oil painting circa 1515 by the Flemish artist Quenten Massys. Christ is on the cross, and his mother Mary, Mary Magdalene, and John the disciple are below, each caught up in their grief.
The Lamentation is from the workshop of Massys, done at some point around 1511, with Christ's followers tending to his body after it has been taken down from the cross. This painting is based on a large altarpiece Massys was working on, and would have been done by one of his apprentices.
This is from the workshop of Peter Paul Rubens. Christ dates to around 1612, and was done by one of Rubens' apprentices. His own version of this hangs in a Vienna gallery, while this would have been done side by side with the master himself. It was the habit of assistants to copy the work, though this one lacks the vitality of Rubens' own handwork.
Fine artwork! Happy Easter, William.ReplyDelete
Very warm over here this Easter - not the ideal weather to mix small children with lots of chocolate!ReplyDelete
Very nice artwork!ReplyDelete
Happy Easter, William!
Nice post for the occasion, William.ReplyDelete
A happy Easter to you too.ReplyDelete
...thank you William,warm wishes for a Happy Easter to you.ReplyDelete
Beautiful post, Happy Easter to you!ReplyDelete
The light in the arrest painting is amazing! Not sure how they do that, a mix of colors I think. It is an incredible effect.ReplyDelete
I wonder why he chose the modern clothing of his era? Maybe to say the story is also of our time?
I really wonder what is the significance of the eggs in this holiday season. Hehe ;)ReplyDelete
You certainly plan ahead for your posts.ReplyDelete
Que nesta Páscoa haja muitos doces em sua vida... O doce sorriso daqueles que te amam, a doce alegria de ter o pão na sua mesa e a doce esperança de ter um futuro de paz e prosperidade. Que o Mestre renasça nos nossos corações todos os dias Feliz Páscoa!ReplyDelete
i agree, well planned. happy Easter. ( ;ReplyDelete
Amazing paintings William, nice contrast between the two sides of Easter ✨ReplyDelete
@Linda: thank you.ReplyDelete
@John: this morning is cold.
@Jan: thank you.
@Tom: you're welcome.
@Sandi: he was following the example of Carravaggio.
@Vincent: who knows?
@Anvilcloud: I do.
@Beth: thank you.
@Grace it fit nicely.
Happy Easter William. In Sydney we have the Easter Show the big agricultural show - there you see all of they types of creative things like you have shown at the top.ReplyDelete
Happy Easter, William!ReplyDelete
Beautiful paintings. Happy Easter to you!ReplyDelete
Interesting comparison of two different Easter celebrations.ReplyDelete
Love those colorful Easter eggs. Happy Easter.ReplyDelete
Happy Easter William to you.ReplyDelete
It’s lovely that you saved these perfect experiences for this week.ReplyDelete
Happy Easter. :)ReplyDelete
Beautiful paintings! Happy Easter.ReplyDelete
A good Easter post, William!ReplyDelete
Nice tree in the fourth photo.ReplyDelete
Wonderful Easter photos covering all the interpretations of Easter ~ReplyDelete
Happy Day to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)
Happy Easter, William.ReplyDelete
This is a great Easter series, William.ReplyDelete
Perfect Easter post William.ReplyDelete
My good wishes to you for a Happy Easter.
All the best Jan
Lovely Easter post Let there be eggs maybe with bacon ?ReplyDelete
Happy Easter 🐣!ReplyDelete
I love the egg displays, especially the egg tree!ReplyDelete
Happy Easter to you!
Happy Easter, William.ReplyDelete
I like that egg tree! :-)ReplyDelete
@Joan: that can be expected this time of year.ReplyDelete
@Nancy: thank you.
@Red: very different.
@Sharon: so do I.
@Sallie: it seemed to fit.
@Happyone: thank you.
@Bill: thank you.
@RedPat: I thought so!
@Carol: quite so.
@Marie: thank you.
@Parsnip: good combination!
@Klara: thank you.
@Tamago: so do I.
@DJan: I did too.
Rubens is coming to town (AGO) in October!ReplyDelete
I would have enjoyed that.Delete
All VERY appropriate for Easter and as you might expect, I loved the egg tree! I hope yours was a lovely day.ReplyDelete
I so admire artists.ReplyDelete