Friday, March 29, 2019

Features From The Toledo Museum of Art - FLEMISH#2

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Features From My Visit to: The Toledo Museum of Art - FLEMISH#2

TMA (Toledo Museum of Art) is one of my favorite places in Toledo, Ohio.  I first visited this beautiful museum when I was in high school in Canada.  I grew up in the Windsor area and I was privileged to go to a high school with an advanced art program.  We actually visited the TMA twice throughout my high school career.  I had no idea when I was a teenager that I would actually marry an American and then settle in the Toledo area!  I now visit my favorite museum once a year.

I will be featuring a few pieces from the TMA each month.

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“Landscape with Christ and the Woman of Canaan”
(Oil on canvas)
By Francisque Millet (Franco-Flemish 1642-1679)

I thought it was appropriate to showcase a painting showing something from Jesus' life, since Easter will soon be here.

This artist had an unusual technique of combining classical architecture with stories from the Bible, therefore making the scenery more of the focal point.  Personally, I would prefer this painting if the architecture was not included at all.

The following is copied from the Toledo Museum of Art website:
The story represented in this painting comes from the Book of Matthew in the Bible. A woman from the land of Canaan came up to Jesus while he was traveling with his apostles and asked for mercy for her daughter, who was “grievously vexed with a devil.” When the apostles tried to send the woman away because the Canaanites were not Jewish, Jesus stopped them and said to the woman, “It is not right to take the food of the children [of Israel] and throw it to the dogs.” She replied, “…even the dogs eat the scraps that fall from the table of their masters.” Impressed by her faith, Jesus healed her daughter. .

Quoted from Scripture telling the encounter between Jesus and the woman from Canaan:

"Leaving that place, Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon.  A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him, crying out, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is demon-possessed and suffering terribly.”
Jesus did not answer a word. So his disciples came to him and urged him, “Send her away, for she keeps crying out after us.”
He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel.”
The woman came and knelt before him. “Lord, help me!” she said.
He replied, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs.”
“Yes it is, Lord,” she said. “Even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master’s table.”
Then Jesus said to her, “Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted.” And her daughter was healed at that moment."
Matthew 15:21-28


Other TMA Posts:
Church Stained Glass
"Hazy Day on the Marshes"
"A Dutch Road"
"Rainy Day, Boston"
Tiffany Chandelier
"The Open Air Breakfast"
"The Scottish Highlands"
"The Country Gallants"
"Morning Glory Chandelier"
"Interior of Courtyard, Strandgade30"
"Early Puritans of New England Going To Church"
"White Terrier"
"Winter Landscape With a Bird Trap"
"A Rainbow Like You"

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