Today, we are also excited to launch our Fifth Season of Friar Art- featuring artist in residence, Fr. Michael Reyes, OFM. In today’s episode and every Thursday during Lent, Fr. Michael will explore a cultural movement that dominated the art world in the first half of the 19th century– Romanticism.
Only with your generous support and prayer can The Franciscan Friars continue their lifesaving work- feeding, sheltering and clothing the poor.
In today’s episode, Fr. Michael explores Joseph Turner’s famous landscape painting “Wreckers – Coast of Northumberland”. The painting features a ship with its passengers clearly engulfed in a huge storm of forceful movement and clouds. Sometimes we too can feel like those people in Turner’s painting. Perhaps this first week of Lent had been challenging for us already. Whatever storm we might feel like we are in the middle of, we must remember that our God is always there with us.
In today’s episode, Fr. Michael explores Caspar Friedrich’s “Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog.” Friedrich paints a traveler who is standing above the fog, positioned on a mountain top and confidently gazing into nature. At this moment, his encounter with nature becomes an encounter within himself. It seems like the traveler is caught in his own reflection into his life, full of experiences like fear, awe and confusion. Let us remember that Christ loves us completely for who we are -broken and flawed.
Today, we are excited to bring you Episode 4 of Friar Art with Fr. Michael Reyes, OFM. In today’s episode, Fr. Michael explores Eugene Delacroix’s Christ on the Sea of Galilee. We hope you continue to join our Friars in daily Lenten reflection and meditation. Only with your generous support and prayer can The Franciscan Friars continue their lifesaving work- feeding, sheltering and clothing the poor.