Category Archives: Being Human

January 01

Three Little Words

This painting was so endearing that I couldn’t help sharing it with you. It is by French painter Henri Jules Geoffroy (also knowns as Geo), who began his career illustrating children’s books but went on to become known for his ability to capture the innocence of children in their daily tasks of work and play. […]

December 30


The story goes that the old woman in this painting was a former nun who, at age 70, had been defrocked, lost her faith, and fled the convent. The artist, Paul Cézanne, found her wandering aimlessly in the streets and took her in as his maid, out of charity. This painting was discovered in 1896 […]

December 24

The Third Coming of Christ

Merry Christmas! Today is Christmas Eve and we celebrate our dear Savior’s birth. What better work of art to examine on this day than the nativity of our Lord? This masterpiece was painted by the Italian Renaissance master, Sandro Botticelli, in 1501. As with many paintings of this era and style, there is a plethora […]

December 22


This sculpture is by Swiss artist, Albert György, is installed at the side of Lake Geneva. The figure sends a familiar message. Head down, filled with emptiness. It portrays how we may be gutted by the hardships of life. When this sculpture was installed in 2018, it was shared over 200,000 times on Facebook and […]

December 21

The Bread of Life

Let me begin with a true story from WWII. While Europe was being freed from Nazi occupation at the end of the war, there was terrible shortage of food and much hunger in the land. As you can imagine, there were many orphans who suffered the worst of it. The allied forces rounded up the […]

December 20

Holiday Death Spiral

You can’t help but love how American artist, Norman Rockwell, captures the American experience in his paintings and illustrations. He is most famous for the cover illustrations of everyday life created for The Saturday Evening Post. This illustration adorned the cover on December 27, 1947. Rockwell produced more than 4,000 original works in his lifetime. […]

October 30

Laugh a Little

Isn’t this delightful? I don’t know much about this painting except to say the artist is from Rome and his name is Alberto Macone. Any information I find on him, and there isn’t much, is written in Italian and I’m not smart enough to figure out how to translate it. Speaking of not being smart […]

October 22


There is something about the simplicity of this painting that makes me smile. With just a few strokes of watercolor, the artist, Pittasso, gives us the impression of a man with a balloon. Pittasso is a Greek artist who says, “I paint and draw from life, expressing through different mediums, to different surfaces. Exploring how […]

October 15

What the Hell is Wrong With Me?

I recently discovered a musical artist named Sean McConnell. His album, A Horrible Beautiful Dream, has a song on it called, What the Hell is Wrong with Me? I discovered this painting by Swiss artist Ferdinand Hodler at about the same time. The painting is titled The Disappointed Souls and the song and painting seemed […]

October 12

The Risen Christ

This painting is Italian artist Bartolomeo Suardi’s work titled, The Risen Christ. Suardi was a devoted follower and mentee of the great Italian architect and artist, Donato Bramante, so he is better known as Bramantino (“little Bramante”). Bramante’s haunting portrayal of Christ is different than most others in the 15th century. We are used to […]