Meditation Archive

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The famous Spanish painter Franscisco de Zurbaran has drawn some greatest pictures in the history. In his oeuvre, the meditating saint Francis is a major subject. He has drawn various portrait of this saintly personality. A quick glance at the current representation of Saint Francis raises a question in my mind. Why a skull is included in there? And as I thought about the question further, I had some speculations. St Francis kneeling on ground with a skull in his hand, illustrates the deep and cryptic meanings of life and death. Maybe hinting the fact that death and life is contemporary to each other. Artist tried to portray the fact by making St. Francis the representative of life and the skull, of death. Those both […]

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The lovely lady discerning into unknown is depicted by an award-winner French painter Charles Amable Lenoir who got the Prix de Rome twice during his career. The current picture portrays a lady deeply thinking about something. We never know what her thoughts are circling around. She could be thinking about her past, future, present or even what she should wear next day. I mean, it is a little mystery that artist have implied in the painting. We can’t get to know about the insight of mind. The facial expressions are deep and convince us quickly about her imagination. But, lack of defining lines on the face makes the mystery rolling on. It’s just like meditation. You never know what a meditator thinks about all the […]

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A British painter born in late 19th century, Leonard Campbell Taylor was a prolific artist in England. He served as an official war-artist in First World War. Though, the depictions of the incidents of the war came later in his life. Before that he used to depict aristocrat women of the England in their royal and costly mansions. He painted many paintings in which the delicate women were the central point. The theme repeats in the current portrayal as a woman is standing near a fireplace holding a vase in her hand and gazing at it with emotions. At a closure look, the side-face reflects a little sadness. Maybe the girl is one of her loved ones. Maybe her father as a little portrait of […]

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