John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton

  • Music:

Advent Art: Christmas Night (The Blessing of the Oxen)

Paul Gauguin (1848–1903)
Christmas Night (The Blessing of the Oxen), 1902-03
Oil on canvas
Christmas Night (The Blessing of the Oxen
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis

Only five more days to go in this year's Advent project! By which I mean last year's Advent project. This year's Advent project will start on November 27 and will feature ... something! Actually, I already know what I'm going to be doing, which makes for a pleasant change of pace from this year (last year), which I didn't even know for sure I'd be doing at all until the day I started it.

It never fails to amuse me that when painting a Nativity scene, artists tend to make the landscape look like wherever it is they happen to be when painting it. This is pretty clearly a painting of a French village in Brittany, where Gauguin did so much of his work.

Previous Advent posts:

2004: Well, so that is that
2005: Panel with the Adoration of the Magi
2006: A Happy New Year
2007: A Prayer
2008: The Madonna of Port Lligat
2009: Frosty the Snowman
2010: On a Pallet of Straw
Tags: advent: 2010, art: painting

  • My tweets

    Wed, 14:14: Molly Toon was twice identified in this article by her relationship to her father before being named. Don't make women secondary…

  • My tweets

    Tue, 14:25: RT @ cfierro714: @ Rodericka 👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽👇🏽 Tue, 14:32: Have coffee drinkers…

  • My tweets

    Mon, 12:21: Interesting guy, interesting grain Mon, 13:50: RT @ CharlotteAlter: One big takeaway from the Biden…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.