Sunday, 3 March 2013

Pictures for Lent - The Avenue at Middleharnis

This picture by Meindart Hobbema, chosen by Brenda, is another that represents the journey of Lent.

The exquisite detail of this and other works by the artist shows the extent to which he studied his local countryside in Holland. He only painted for a few years, having found a well-paid job with a wine importer in Amsterdam, much to our loss. There’s more about Meindart Hobbema on the Wilipedia and National Gallery web sites - search on his name.

Brenda’s prayer to go with the picture: Good God, the creator if light and darkness, You who move the sun and the stars, move us into the place of light, a light so large that it will absorb all the darkness.

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