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Rest on the Flight into Egypt (awesome painting with St Joseph)
Museum of Fine Arts Boston ^ | 2018 | MFA Staff

Posted on 03/18/2019 9:04:11 PM PDT by DoodleBob

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To: DoodleBob

Like a 3D picture.


21 posted on 03/19/2019 4:15:46 AM PDT by Biggirl ("One Lord, one faith, one baptism" - Ephesians 4:5)
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To: I-ambush

Hi.

“But they were fleeing Herod, not the “Roman authorities.””

I was going to post that too, but considering that Herod was put into his position (tetrarch), by the Romans, the writer isn’t totally incorrect.

5.56mm


22 posted on 03/19/2019 4:30:48 AM PDT by M Kehoe (DRAIN THE SWAMP! BUILD THE WALL!)
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To: M Kehoe

Hello. You’ve got a point


23 posted on 03/19/2019 4:41:41 AM PDT by I-ambush (One foot in the grave,one foot on the pedal—I was born to rebel.)
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To: DoodleBob

Well said.


24 posted on 03/19/2019 5:55:29 AM PDT by IronJack
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To: lainde; Biggirl; DesertRhino; Mrs. Don-o; Salvation; SunkenCiv
St Joseph scored a FR hat trick...in the Religion section you'll find my post, Salvation's daily Mass posting and Mrs. Don-O's new music back-to-back.

I haven't bought a reproduction, but after having seen the original, I am torn. I cannot express to you how moving the original was to me. Mrs. DoodleBob said I was (unintentionally) rude because I stood right in front of the painting and looked up real close, and blocked others' view. Then seeing that Mercer's St. Joseph was not sleeping made my heart leap with joy because it reinforced my own view, that St Joseph was not some silent old man but a bedrock of strength.

If you get a chance to see the original, please do it. In fact seeing the original of anything is always a worthwhile quest. And as SunkenCiv noted, the MFA is a great museum.

25 posted on 03/19/2019 4:27:49 PM PDT by DoodleBob (Gravity's waiting period is about 9.8 m/s^2)
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To: Slyfox
Mary of Agreda! Really!

A favorite!!

26 posted on 03/19/2019 4:33:08 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Stone cold sober, as a matter of fact.)
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Mary of Agreda! Really!

A favorite!!

27 posted on 03/19/2019 4:33:20 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Stone cold sober, as a matter of fact.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

A wealth of information.


28 posted on 03/19/2019 4:36:19 PM PDT by Slyfox (Not my circus, not my monkeys)
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I saw a reproduction of this somewhere, a long time ago. I can't remember where.

It made a big impression on me, though. I am amazed that you caught the subtle indications of Joseph's sleeplessness. I had that feeling too, but you caught it and put it into words.

The artist has such depth, such heart.

29 posted on 03/19/2019 4:38:52 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Stone cold sober, as a matter of fact.)
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The only thing that could use improvement (and granted, I've not been there in years) is the Greek and Roman classical collection -- not least because one gets there through the Egyptian collection. If they ever build a new house, they should keep the Egyptian collection monolithic, but spread the Roman and Greek stuff throughout the rest of the museum.

30 posted on 03/19/2019 10:21:04 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (this tagline space is now available)
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31 posted on 03/19/2019 10:22:25 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (this tagline space is now available)
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To: DoodleBob

bookmark


32 posted on 03/21/2019 10:47:33 AM PDT by GOP Poet
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