Reflejos
"Whoever does not move among works of art as if among dangerous animals does not know among what he moves." - Nicolás Gómez Dávila
The Last Hurrah
Take the adventure, heed the call, now ere the irrevocable moment passes! Tis but a banging of the door behind you, a blithesome step forward, and you are out of your old life and into the new!

-Kenneth Grahame, Scottish writer, famous forThe Wind in the Willows

Heeding the call to adventures ‘across the pond’, this is to be my last post.  An enormous thank you and mega kudos to my fellow tumblrs for deeply enriching my appreciation of art, as well as, my mind and spirit.  - Reflejos

aloysius-holland:

Pierre Bonnard - The Letter (1906)

aloysius-holland:

Pierre Bonnard - The Letter (1906)

art-yearly:

Theo van Rysselberghe
Big Clouds
1893
oilpaintinggallery:

The Thames, James Tissot
colourthysoul:

Frank Weston Benson -

The Hilltop 
William H. Gerdts, art historian, wrote of Benson’s work: “Frank Benson painted some of the most beautiful pictures ever executed by an American artist. They are images alive with reflections of youth and optimism, projecting a way of life at once innocent and idealized and yet resonant with a sense of certain, selective realities of contemporary times.”

colourthysoul:

Frank Weston Benson -

The Hilltop

William H. Gerdts, art historian, wrote of Benson’s work: “Frank Benson painted some of the most beautiful pictures ever executed by an American artist. They are images alive with reflections of youth and optimism, projecting a way of life at once innocent and idealized and yet resonant with a sense of certain, selective realities of contemporary times.”

Summer Shadows by David Lussier

Summer Shadows by David Lussier

Robert Henri (1865 - 1929)
Portrait of Jean McVitty
“Being busier than a gazillion bees, there will be an interruption in dispatches coming from this blog as I prepare for and undertake a voyage overseas. Best wishes and be well, wonderful people. -Reflejos”
“My father was very sure about certain matters pertaining to the universe. To him all good things -trout as well as eternal salvation- come by grace and grace comes by art and art does not come easy.”
—  Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It and Other Stories
oilpaintinggallery:

Pierre-Auguste Renoir 
Boating at Argenteuil

oilpaintinggallery:

Pierre-Auguste Renoir 

Boating at Argenteuil

Autumn, painted in 1907 by Marianne von Werefkin, a Russian expressionist painter 

Autumn, painted in 1907 by Marianne von Werefkin, a Russian expressionist painter 

“A mystery of the universe is how it has managed to survive with so much volunteer help.”
—   Norman Maclean, Young Men and Fire
Especial for all upright members of the scattered brotherhood of the vertical diaspora:
"In this friendly, freedom-loving land of ours—beer belongs…enjoy it!”
John Gannam (1907-1965)

Especial for all upright members of the scattered brotherhood of the vertical diaspora:

"In this friendly, freedom-loving land of ours—beer belongs…enjoy it!

John Gannam (1907-1965)

“Suppose Christianity is not a religion at all but a way of life, a falling in love with God, and through Him, a falling in love with our fellows. Of course such a way is hard and costly, but it is also joyous and rewarding even in the here-and-now.

People who follow that Way know beyond all possible argument that they are in harmony with the Purpose of God, that Christ is with them and in them as they set about His work in our disordered world.


If anyone thinks this is perilous and revolutionary teaching, so much the better. That is exactly what they thought of the teaching of Jesus Christ. The light He brought to bear upon human affairs is almost unbearably brilliant, but it is the light of Truth, and in that light human problems can be solved.


- J. B. Phillips, When God was Man

glorialaudes:

Peter Paul Rubens, Descent from the Cross, vers 1617
The Blessed Virgin and Magdalen were seated at the foot of the Cross; while, on the right-hand side, between the cross of Dismas and that of Jesus, the other women were engaged in preparing the linen, spices, water, sponges, and vases. Cassius also came forward, and related to Abenadar the miraculous cure of his dyes. All were deeply affected, and their hearts overflowing with sorrow and love; but, at the same time, they preserved a solemn silence, and their every movement was full of gravity and reverence…Magdalen gave way unrestrainedly to her sorrow, and neither the presence of so many different persons, nor any other consideration, appeared to distract her from it.
    Nicodemus and Joseph placed the ladders behind the Cross, and mounted them, holding in their hands a large sheet, to which three long straps were fastened. They tied the body of Jesus, below the arms and knees, to the tree of the Cross, and secured the arms by pieces of linen placed underneath the hands. Then they drew out the nails, by pushing them from behind with strong pins pressed upon the points. The sacred hands of Jesus were thus not much shaken, and the nails fell easily out of the wounds; for the latter had been made wider bythe weight of the body, which, being now supported bythe cloth, no longer hung on the nails. The lower part of the body, which since our Lord’s death had sunk down on the knees, now rested in a natural position, supported by a sheet fastened above to the arms of the Cross. Whilst Joseph was taking out the nail from the left hand, and then allowing the left arm, supported byits cloth, to fall gently down upon the body, Nicodemus was fastening the right arm of Jesus to that of the Cross, as also the sacred crowned head, which had sunk on the right shoulder. Then he took out the right nail, and having surrounded the arm with its supporting sheet, let it fall gently on to the body. At the same time, the centurion Abenadar, with great difficulty, drew out the large nail which transfixed the feet. Cassius devoutly received the nails, and laid them at the feet of the Blessed Virgin.
- Anne Catherine Emmerich
 (photo by Remi Jouan)

glorialaudes:

Peter Paul Rubens, Descent from the Cross, vers 1617

The Blessed Virgin and Magdalen were seated at the foot of the Cross; while, on the right-hand side, between the cross of Dismas and that of Jesus, the other women were engaged in preparing the linen, spices, water, sponges, and vases. Cassius also came forward, and related to Abenadar the miraculous cure of his dyes. All were deeply affected, and their hearts overflowing with sorrow and love; but, at the same time, they preserved a solemn silence, and their every movement was full of gravity and reverence…Magdalen gave way unrestrainedly to her sorrow, and neither the presence of so many different persons, nor any other consideration, appeared to distract her from it.

    Nicodemus and Joseph placed the ladders behind the Cross, and mounted them, holding in their hands a large sheet, to which three long straps were fastened. They tied the body of Jesus, below the arms and knees, to the tree of the Cross, and secured the arms by pieces of linen placed underneath the hands. Then they drew out the nails, by pushing them from behind with strong pins pressed upon the points. The sacred hands of Jesus were thus not much shaken, and the nails fell easily out of the wounds; for the latter had been made wider bythe weight of the body, which, being now supported bythe cloth, no longer hung on the nails. The lower part of the body, which since our Lord’s death had sunk down on the knees, now rested in a natural position, supported by a sheet fastened above to the arms of the Cross. Whilst Joseph was taking out the nail from the left hand, and then allowing the left arm, supported byits cloth, to fall gently down upon the body, Nicodemus was fastening the right arm of Jesus to that of the Cross, as also the sacred crowned head, which had sunk on the right shoulder. Then he took out the right nail, and having surrounded the arm with its supporting sheet, let it fall gently on to the body. At the same time, the centurion Abenadar, with great difficulty, drew out the large nail which transfixed the feet. Cassius devoutly received the nails, and laid them at the feet of the Blessed Virgin.

- Anne Catherine Emmerich

 (photo by Remi Jouan)