I’m also reminded of how many of these artists kept and important record of our history by painting scenes of a way of life and culture of the American West that has disappeared from our landscapes.
Category: Inroduction to Art and Music
Stones of Hope: Part I
Traveling can have a great effect on the soul. Getting away from your routine can help you see your life from a distance. You might find that you come away changed, strengthen and uplifted. It is with great hope that I write to you. Great hope that we all will be able to travel soon….
Elgar: The Poet
This performance of British composer Sir Edward Elgar’s (1857-1934) String Serenade in e minor features the string section of the Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra playing some of the most celebrated string music of all time. I really enjoy watching string players as they pull the bow across the strings and their instrument becomes an extension of…
Edvard Grieg: The Time Traveler
Join me for this musical Downton Abbey
GTA Advent Journey Day 18: Things Above
featured in My Dancing Day : Reflections of the Incarnation in Art and Music. As you gaze at this busy scene, think of all of your holiday preparations and resolved to slow down this year.
GTA Advent Journey, Day 16: The Lamb
Blessed are those whose strength is in you, who have set their hearts on pilgrimage.
GTA Advent Journey Day 12: The Mission
“Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:2 This painting by Raphael is from the High Renaissance and demonstrates a perfection of…
Advent Journey, Day Five: Deliverance
Advent Journey Day Five: Deliverance George Frederick Handel lived during the years 1685-1759 and is most famous for his powerful “Hallelujah Chorus” from his oratorio Messiah. He lived for most of his life in England during the Baroque period of music and art history. He wrote many other fine works that used “word painting” to spotlight…
We all need to get away To find a bit of breathing room New perspectives Time to reconnect with family A break from the day to day Only this year I am struggling with a tailbone injury/issue that isn’t allowing me to sit in the car for longer than a short trip across town. So…
Podcast: Henry Ossawa Tanner
On this episode of “Seeking God Thru the Arts” we will be looking at the work of Henry Ossawa Tanner who was an American painter born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1859. I will be joined by Adam Nettesheim who regularly posts to my Facebook page called God thru the Arts. In our discussion we’ll be…