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Assereto's Christ Healing the Blind Man
Devotionals

Lent Devotional: Assereto’s Christ Healing the Blind Man

This Lent Devotional focuses on Assereto’s Christ Healing the Blind Man. Just follow the link to find an analysis of the painting and a contemplation on the spiritual implications of the work. Assereto was an Italian painter who was active in Genoa in the first half of the 17th century. This work features a dramatic

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Helping kids to thrive during the coronavirus school closures
Education

Helping Kids To Thrive During Coronavirus School Closures

Help Your Kids to Thrive During Coronavirus School Closures Coronavirus has caused many disruptions to our normal schedules, including kids staying home from school. While I can’t help with the financial or childcare problems that families are facing, I can offer some advice on making this break time a productive, learning experience for children. I

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Art History

Lent Devotional: Duccio’s, Temptation of Christ

This Lent Devotional features Duccio’s Temptation of Christ. When you follow the link (highlighted text), you will find both an analysis of the work, and a contemplation on the spiritual implications of the painting. Originally this painting was part of the Maesta, a complicated altarpiece painted for the Cathedral in sienna. You can read more

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Rembrandt's Storm on The Sea of Galilee
Art History

Lent Devotional: Rembrandt’s Storm On The Sea Of Galilee

This Lent Devotional is focused on the Storm on the Sea of Galilee,  and can serve as a vehicle for many to experience an inspiring portion of Scripture and to sense the voice of God. The masterpieces we will examine in this series are incredible expressions of spiritual truth. (If you wish to read the

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Advent

Sandro Botticelli’s Mystic Nativity

Botticelli’s Mystic Nativity is the subject of Day 14 in our Advent series. “I, Sandro, painted this picture at the end of the year 1500 in the troubles of Italy.” So begins the inscription at the top of Botticelli’s Mystic Nativity. Today’s piece is unique, complicated, and beautiful. Who was Botticelli? Alessandro Botticelli was an

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Art History

Teaching Botticelli’s Venus and Mars

Looking for a fun way to incorporate art history into your February homeschool plan?  Teaching Botticelli’s lighthearted painting of Venus and Mars is the perfect Valentine’s Day study. This painting has fun details that are sure to delight a curious child, and in this post I’m going to give a quick lesson plan including a

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