Sunday, March 31, 2019

RELIGIOUS ART | NEWS OF WEEK - 4th Sunday of Lent

By Gregory & Ernest Disney-Britton
Max Beckmann's "The Prodigal Son" (1949); Oil on canvas; Sprengel Museum (Germany - Hanover)
When Ernest picked today's Gospel representation for St. Luke 15:11-32,  he picked it because it captured his spirit during his sixth week with a broken heel. It’s been a busy but glum week, looking backward to days before daily icing and raising his swollen foot above his heart. In the painting, the son glumly spends his inheritance with laughing harlots. Is he thinking back to better times in his father’s house? We are huge fans of Max Beckmann, and his Expressionist style, and that’s why Max Beckmann’s “Prodigal Son” is our Lenten art of the week.

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