Good Friday: Bouguereau

Bishop Barron says, in one of his wonderful videos, that happiness lies in surrendering completely to God’s will. He then points at Christ on the Cross, and says: there is a happy man.

With that in mind, praying that you and yours, all the visitors to this humble blog, have a happy, holy and blessed Good Friday.

Since it’s Good Friday and we’ve been discussing Bouguereau:

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Author: Joseph Moore

Enough with the smarty-pants Dante quote. Just some opinionated blogger dude.

4 thoughts on “Good Friday: Bouguereau”

  1. Oh my!
    Looking at these (and your prior post from yesterday – I won’t write the involuntary exclamation I said when I scrolled down and that first portrait jumped into view) I am amazed at the beauty and horror portrayed by this master painter. I pay no attention to Twitter so was unaware of that discussion. I somehow missed Bouguereau in my pitiful attempts at self-study of art long ago. Thank you, thank you, thank you for these posts.
    Transcendent! Now I will eagerly scour the interwebs for more from Bouguereau.
    May God bless you and your entire family this Triduum.

    1. Thanks, HTH. Don’t feel bad – EVERYBODY misses Bouguereau, because he and the other Academic painters were suppressed, and only discussed to be held up for ridicule. I only found out about him more or less by accident, but at least I had not been taught to hold him in contempt. has his complete works, but just googling his name will get them.

      And God’s Easter blessings on you and yours.

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