Category: Art Which Moved My Soul

Haggadah: Now We Are Free

Imagine the feelings of liberation that would well up inside you when you remembered something someone did that freed you.  Imagine when you walk out into a fresh spring breeze after being cooped up inside, stifled after a long winter, …

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Preparing for the Ball by Ladislas Wladislaw von Czachorski

I was instantly drawn in by this lovely painting.  Preparing for the Ball?  We’re not sure if she’ll be playing or dancing.  Perhaps she hopes for a dance with the man of her dreams and she’s getting into the mood with …

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Helping Herself by Pierre-Edouard Frere

This painting is filled with shameless impishness.  You get the definite sense that this girl is breaking into something in the kitchen she shouldn’t be in–and she doesn’t care one bit.  I actually burst out laughing just imagining myself in …

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Daniel F. Gerhartz and Finding Light in the Darkness

Not that I’ve tried that hard, but I can’t find any commentary on this piece.  It’s clearly packed with meaning.  I’m going to tell you what I read into it and why it speaks to my heart. Today, as I’m …

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Norman Rockwell and the Excitement of a Wedding Day

I expect the two older people in this painting are the girl’s parents.  I love this moment between them. My two favorite moments of a wedding are when the father walks his daughter down the isle–their last moment together with …

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The Music Man by Norman Rockwell

I remember when my brother started playing violin, my dad would joke that we’d have an angry cat around the house.  He was, of course, referring to the sounds emanating from the violin, but it’s a description that could also …

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The Timelessness which Iman Maleki Captures

I love how this painting captures a moment from a different place and possibly a different time, but a moment which we understand perfectly.  I think sometimes when we read or hear about those different times and places, we forget …

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Innocence by Anna Rose Bain

Innocence…not a care in the world, no guilt to weight them down.  I love the carefree joy of these young dancers.  Whether they take ballet or they simply fancy themselves as dancers and artists, these girls are the picture of …

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Gramps at the Plate by Norman Rockwell

This image is striking because it’s unexpected–who thought they’d see Grandpa up playing ball?  It seems like grandfathers are often pictured in big, musty armchairs, probably with a newspaper and a good pipe.  But this grandpa, while defying stereotypes, is …

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Bedtime Bible Stories by Anna Rose Bain

Like some other art I’ve talked about, I had my own ideas about this one before googling it just now to find the name.  Bedtime Bible Stories just enhances how meaningful the scene is for me.  I remember my parents reading …

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