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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Joyous Easter

Christ and Two Marys
[The Risen Christ with the Two Marys in the Garden of Joseph of Aramathea]
William Holman Hunt
1847-c. 1900
This is one of my favorite paintings of the risen Christ. What I find the most intriguing about it, is that it's creator, William Holman Hunt, was an atheist when he began painting it at the beginning of his career. He didn't finish the painting until 50-years later, after his conversion to Christianity. The Lord does work in mysterious ways.

Wishing each of you a joyous Easter and the blessings of the Lord.

13 comments:

marty39 said...

Such a beautiful picture. I so agree, the Lord does work in mysterious ways. Have a very Blessed and Happy Easter dear friend. Hugs, Marty

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Happy Easter to you also, that is a beautiful picture.
Molly

Terry said...

At first glance I saw Texas in the background of this beautiful painting.
The Lord always seems to be in Texas to me :)
Of course He is everywhere .
Thank you for sharing this amazing
information about the Artist.
Praise God for unending victory ,
He is Risen
Happy Easter

sepiadreams said...

Love this photo!!! By the way, your gift should get to you this week. Love Tiina...

cottage farm villa (cottagecharm) said...

Beautiful painting Dixie....Happy Easter.

Smilingsal said...

How interesting to hear about the painter of this marvelous work.

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

How interesting! Thank you for sharing this story of the artist. Happy Easter!

Blessings,
Sandi

Candy said...

I do love how all your pictures seem to have a wonderful story. Just adds so much as one observes the artwork.
Hope you and yours are enjoying this glorious afternoon.
Peace and Joy, Candy

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Hi Dixie, A very beautiful picture indeed, and I so enjoyed the story about the artist. You are right the Lord does work in mysterious ways! Thank you for sharing.
Blessings,
Sue

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

Beautiful painting, and a beautiful story.
God Bless,
Ginger

Charlotte said...

What an interesting painting and even more interesting story behind it. Thank you for sharing.
Have a great week.
Charlotte

mary in houston said...

This is a lovely painting...one that I had never seen before - thanks for posting it! St. Mary Magdalene is my patroness, so I am ALWAYS thrilled to 'find' her unexpectedly. You have a lovely blog - from one Texan to another!
-mary in houston

The Muse said...

I can see why this is one of your favorites...breathtaking!