Sunday, April 29, 2012

Apr.29th “We Know Not The Time”

“The Pink Dress – Fredric Bazille”

"Born the son of a rich landowner and wine grower, Fredric Bazille, at his parents urging, set off to Paris to study medicine. He found himself studying painting in the same workshops as Renior, Sisley, and Monet. He pursued his studies with Monet experimenting with open air painting. Upon his return to Paris he found that he had failed his medical exams. He then went about getting permission from his parents to devote himself totally to art.

Because of his position and parents underwriting, Bazille shared his living accommodations and studio workshop with Monet making it possible for Monet to exist and keep working. His connections and influences seemed to allow his works acceptance by the governing art authorities, The Official Salon. He continued his pursuit of the accepted norm as well as his new love of impressionism. His clear thinking and understanding allowed him to move in both circles.

His burgeoning career came to a dramatic halt when he was killed in the line of duty during the war of 1870 at the age of 29. He is probably most known for the love of his colleagues and his generosity in keeping them alive during the early tumultuous times of these pioneers, a band of starving artists who ultimately birthed the Impressionist movement which has so impacted the art world.

One never knows the day God has set for one’s spirit to depart this present world. It’s been an extremely hard month as someone very close to me has seen four very close friends go home to be with their Lord, all of whom were great individuals who service their King. While all assurance is known and God has as always provided much grace, it still takes a toll on the human spirit. Since Adam’s sin, the Word tells us “it is appointed for man once to die and then judgment” Hebrew 9:7. The judgment is to enter into eternal paradise with Christ the Lord; or the judgment to follow the world that has rejected, God’s Word, follows Satan and will end up in Hell.

Bazille’s compassion, servant hood, and love for his friends and brothers didn’t expand the days God had numbered for him. His good deeds and actions of care wouldn’t allow Him access to Christ’s paradise. Only a true declaration, that the Word of God says in Romans 10:9, “Jesus is Lord” and believing in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, would he have been saved. What about you?"

“It’s not about the things you do for others
Or how you measure against your brothers
It’s not about feeling this way or that way
Or thinking you control everything each day
It’s knowing and believing in Jesus Christ
Doing His will and letting Him live out His life!”

“Artists and painters need people, people who care about them and care about their work, but most important is choosing the judgment that will come. Take good care and choose wisely!!”

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