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I have been blogging for over a decade, and my blog has grown into this website. Here you will find articles on homeschooling, Art History, and more…

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Art History

Raphael The Resurrection of Christ

The Resurrection of Christ by Raphael is part of a Lent Devotional Series available for download. The Background of the Resurrection Painting Rafaello Sanzio of Urbino: The Resurrection The Resurrection is the only work of Raphael in the Southern Hemisphere, currently held at the Sao Paulo Museum of Art in Brazil. The work is an oil

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Video – Anastasis in the Chora Church

Holy Saturday, Silent Saturday, either way today is a day of expectant waiting, at least it is for us as we know that Easter is coming. The disciples experience was much different. And what was Christ doing on this ‘in between’ time, but descend. Here is a painting for Holy Saturday. You can find the

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Good Friday ‘Dead Jesus Day’ Meditation

My son, Levi, when he was little was confused by the term Good Friday and insisted we rename the day ‘Dead Jesus Day’. The concept that death could be good was beyond him, and the more literal description brings the hard truth of the day to the fore. Today we remember the cost of our

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“Christ Washing the Disciples’ Feet” – Tintoretto

Christ Washing the Disciples’ Feet was a favorite theme of the artist Tintoretto. He painted at least 6 versions of this famous Bible scene and this is  the most refined and notable. If you are looking for the video, it is at the end of this post. Today is Maundy Thursday. The event commemorated on

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Betrayal of Jesus by Giotto aka The Kiss of Judas

This painting by Giotto – Betrayal of Jesus is appropriate for Holy Wednesday, also known as Spy Wednesday (Good Wednesday and Holy and Great Wednesday). The event commemorated on this day in holy week is the conspiracy between Judas and the Jewish leaders to have Jesus crucified. I want to share a portion of this

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Fra Angelico The Mocking of Christ

Fra Angelico the Mocking of Christ is a compelling vision of the suffering of Jesus. I’ve been anxiously waiting to get to this painting in the Lent Devotional because I’ve found it both intriguing and beautiful.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. If you would like to purchase the the rest

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