Sunday, March 1, 2009

Sunday Art Review: Lent in Art

Welcome to The Sunday Art Review: Lent in Art. That's a little play on word there folks (say it fast, it sounds like Lenten Art). Anyway, without forcing my own religious beliefs on you, gentle reader I present a relatively non-offensive Sunday Art Review of art with a theme around the season of Lent. I can't believe we're already gearing up for Easter, another year is just flying by. Where does the time go to? OK so back to this week's Sunday Art Review. Some of it is a bit of a stretch, but just go with it. The painting top left is Lenten Roses,by Kirsten Soderlind. Enjoy!

above: a street in the Dutch town of Lent in Holland. oil on canvas by Nijmegen Jos van Riswick

above: Carnival vs. Lent, by Jan Miense Molenaer

above: another Carnival vs. Lent, oil on canvas by Pieter Bruegel the Elder

above: The Return of the Prodigal Son, oil on canvas, by Rembrandt

above: Resurrection, artist unknown.
I hope you enjoyed this week's Sunday Art Review: Lent in Art. All reflective comments are welcome, at absolutely no charge.
-Rick Rockhill


Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

that little town looks a little like the caribbean, like the dutch side of st. maartin...

smiles, bee

Kathy said...



the first art piece and the last, the one on the favorites..

must be the beginning and the end that represents Lent.

Loved the Lenten art. :)


lime said...

the roses are really lovely. and i have always enjoyed the bruegel piece just to sit and look at all the action going on.

kenju said...

I love the streetscape.

captain corky said...

Even though I'm not really religious, I'm giving up eating for Lent and hopefully for a few weeks after Easter as well.

PS Thanks for the kind words the other day.

W.O.T.E. said...

I give up Lent for Lent, is that allowed? Thanks for sharing culture and beauty with us all again!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

A lovely group of paintings, Rik. I particularly like the first one and The Bruegel The Elder and The Rembrandt! The "light" in all of Rembrandt's work is always astounding!


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