Ramblings Loosely Related to Art History #2: The Carpenter and the Shadow of Death

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Blog entry by naomi weiss posted 09-03-2009 02:49 PM 927 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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William Holman Hunt-The Shadow of Death.jpg

If you thought the last painting was out of control, this one will blow you away. It’s pretty graphic. Since i’m not satisfied with the formatting on this blog (prob my fault, not LJ), i’m just going to put a link below to my main blog below. Enjoy!

-- 'Humility is a duty in great ones, as well as in idiots'--Jeremy Taylor

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Charles Maxwell

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#1 posted 09-03-2009 03:10 PM

Fantastic post. Thanks for that. As a student of fine art, I am embarrassed to say that I did not know this painting. It’s beautiful! Thanks. Max

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naomi weiss

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#2 posted 09-03-2009 03:22 PM

Thanks, Max. I think it’s a bit of a random painting—and if you specialised in something like medieval French art, you would probably never come across it. I also feel this pressure that since i am studying English, i have to know every Shakespeare play—but i am trying to give myself a break-and so should you! ;-)
It is a nice one, isn’t it? I prefer it to the Millais one…

-- 'Humility is a duty in great ones, as well as in idiots'--Jeremy Taylor

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