Welcome back to Friar Art Season 2. Today, Palm Sunday, Fr. Michael introduces Danish painter Vilhelm Hammershoi.
Learn more about this artist who was well known for his, poetic landscapes, subdued portraits and serene interiors.
Welcome back to Friar Art. Today, Holy Monday, Fr. Michael introduces James Tissot, a French illustrator and painter.
Tissot was first known as a genre painter of fashionably dressed women depicted in everyday life but in the 1880s had a religious awakening that changed his imagery forever.
Welcome back to Friar Art. Today, Holy Tuesday, Fr. Michael continues to examine Tissot’s “The Return.”
He focuses on elements of clothing and the parable’s true meaning in relation to material possessions and greed.
Welcome back to Friar Art. Today, Spy Wednesday, Fr. Michael concludes his examination of James Tissot’s “The Return”.
How do love and betrayal play a part in this masterpiece? How does it play a part in Spy Wednesday and in our own lives?
Welcome back to Friar Art. Today, Holy Thursday, Fr. Michael introduces Jean Francois Millet, a French realist painter.
This movement emerged in France in 1840 and was a movement that rejected the “romanticism” style that was dominating the art world at the time.
Welcome back to Friar Art. Today, Good Friday, Fr. Michael examines Millet’s “The Angelus”.
He also explains Salvador Dali’s love-hate relationship with this particular work and how the combination of figures and palette have multiple representations.
Join Fr. Michael this Easter Sunday as he examines Jean Francois Millet’s “Bird Nesters” from 1874. This painting was inspired by Millet’s own childhood memories and depicts an ordinary activity in an extraordinary way.
Wishing all a Blessed Easter Sunday from the Franciscan Friars.