Sunday, September 25, 2011

Sept. 25th “The Wages of Sin”


"There was an artist who rivaled all of the emerging artists of the bohemian era from around 1905 to 1920 centered in Paris, yet seemingly lesser known. His name was Amedeo Clemente Modigliani from Livorno Italy. His distain and self indulgent dissolute life-style eventually led to his death in 1921 and the suicide of his pregnant mistress. Just a few years’ later popularity and notoriety came for his mask-like elongated faces and simplified forms with Cézanne painted type backgrounds.

Here I have taken three beautiful women and characterized them in a Modigliani form with elongated faces, pinched noses, tiny shut mouths, elongated necks and designated it the “ModigThree”.

This man was an example of someone with enormous self pride, choosing his own path and ultimately, receiving the rewards of the world. Affairs, rebellion, adultery, the taking of another man’s wife, drugs, protests, smugness, self righteous thinking all led to an end for himself and a young pregnant woman who had devastated her own family by her actions and choices.

We all make the wrong choices and the consequences always come home. For a Christian there is forgiveness, but still the result of the behavior and choices will have to be dealt with. Adultery, sleeping around, choosing to divorce your spouse for non Biblical reasons, and demonstrating a life-style contrary to what you have told your children may have devastating results as you see your actions lived out in your children’s lives which are contrary to Scripture. There is an account and we will all be held accountable.

Beauty on canvas may not give the true glimpse of life and the way it really is.”

“Why do we choose to choose what we do
Continually looking for something new
When a heart rules does it lead us astray
Do we think that we actually control our day
Why don’t we see the war around as we should
Knowing that evil’s goal is to snuff out good!”

“Paintings release details and thoughts of the viewer whether realized or imagined. Seek His choice rather than your own. Have a great week!”

"Find my paintings, or may my paint-tings find you!"

Douglas Auld

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