Joan of Argghh!

Just a girl on a mission.

For the unbelievers. You can win 4-suit Spider Solitaire.

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Eli Eli Lama Sabachthani?
“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?’” 
Since the early Victorian era, most crucifixion pictures have suffered from a single understandable but unpardonable flaw: the desire of the artist to paint something beautiful. In most, Christ is spared the hellish agony of real crucifixion: Instead he appears merely uncomfortable, taking great care to assume a graceful pose while gazing upward longingly (with baby-blue European eyes) like a character in bad melodrama. 
Such nonsense! I wanted to strip the scene of prettiness and paint something appropriately ghastly. Calling on my years as a cartoonist (mostly for Sunday school literature!) I decided to depict a horribly tormented, emaciated Christ whose every contorted bone and muscle scream with unimaginable suffering. 
The final result is bare, black and desolate. I removed everything extraneous, including the two thieves: Their presence is evident only by the faint outlines of the crosses on which they hang. The only optional detail that I included was the (barely visible) skull at the base of the cross: This is a medieval tradition that I felt was worth preserving. 
The colors are minimal: Apart from black and blood red, there is little else but purple and green. I chose these colors because they seem unnatural and “wrong” in the context of the image. The green sky (menacingly streaked with rain, or possibly the descending darkness of damnation) is especially eerie, suggestive of devilish arts and nausea.

Eli Eli Lama Sabachthani?

“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?’” 

Since the early Victorian era, most crucifixion pictures have suffered from a single understandable but unpardonable flaw: the desire of the artist to paint something beautiful. In most, Christ is spared the hellish agony of real crucifixion: Instead he appears merely uncomfortable, taking great care to assume a graceful pose while gazing upward longingly (with baby-blue European eyes) like a character in bad melodrama. 

Such nonsense! I wanted to strip the scene of prettiness and paint something appropriately ghastly. Calling on my years as a cartoonist (mostly for Sunday school literature!) I decided to depict a horribly tormented, emaciated Christ whose every contorted bone and muscle scream with unimaginable suffering. 

The final result is bare, black and desolate. I removed everything extraneous, including the two thieves: Their presence is evident only by the faint outlines of the crosses on which they hang. The only optional detail that I included was the (barely visible) skull at the base of the cross: This is a medieval tradition that I felt was worth preserving. 

The colors are minimal: Apart from black and blood red, there is little else but purple and green. I chose these colors because they seem unnatural and “wrong” in the context of the image. The green sky (menacingly streaked with rain, or possibly the descending darkness of damnation) is especially eerie, suggestive of devilish arts and nausea.

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Plot Twist:

Flo from Progressive is in a realtionship with Jake from State Farm

Extra Plot Twist:

Their child is Mayhem from Allstate

Sequel:

Mayhem destroys Farmers with Fresh Hell

chasingtailfeathers:

ponderful:
N. C. Wyeth - The Nativity (1912)
Oil painting for Thomas Nelson Page’s article “The Stable at the Inn”, published December 1912 ‘Scribners Magazine’.

chasingtailfeathers:

ponderful:

N. C. Wyeth - The Nativity (1912)

Oil painting for Thomas Nelson Page’s article “The Stable at the Inn”, published December 1912 ‘Scribners Magazine’.

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poisonivy11:

One of my most favorite paintings. Young Girl Defending Herself Against Eros by Adolphe William Bouguereau. Breath taking. 

poisonivy11:

One of my most favorite paintings. Young Girl Defending Herself Against Eros by Adolphe William Bouguereau. Breath taking. 

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ampliflyahhhh:

~Autumn has arrived to grace us with it’s beauty~ <3
My personal photography

ampliflyahhhh:

~Autumn has arrived to grace us with it’s beauty~ <3

My personal photography

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madamescherzo:

Japanese Red Maples
Via 1,000,000 Pictures

madamescherzo:

Japanese Red Maples

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It’s international book week. The rules: grab the closest book to you, turn to page 52, post the 5th sentence as your text post. Don’t mention the title.

According to Mr. Tanner, Richard III’s only Parliament was the most liberal and progressive within record; and he regretted, did the worthy Mr. Tanner, that his private crimes should have militated against his patent desire for the common weal.

madamescherzo:

coeurdelhistoire:

“Can they, as soldiers who attempted to assassinated their leader, be recalled as patriots?”

Anyone want to guess which life-altering history book this came out of? 400000 points to your house if you can guess.

And Pharaoh called Joseph’s name Zaphnathpaaneah; and he gave him to wife Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On. And Joseph went out over all the land of Egypt.

I don’t think anyone will have a problem guessing mine!