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French Art - The Peasant Painters
THE great struggle for liberty and truth in Art, begun by Géricault and Delacroix, and carried on by the landscape painters in the thirties, reached a further stage in the forties. For twenty-five years the public and the Institute had waged war against the Romantics who rebelled against a false classicism, and the Naturalists who dared to paint nature as they saw it.
French Art - Military Painters
THAT France, a great military power, should always have possessed and encouraged a long line of military painters is but natural. With that clearness of vision, as regards all things concerning the history of her national life, which is one of her most remarkable attributes, France has gloried in recording the prowess of her armies in painted story.
French Art - Genre Painters And Orientalists
THE term Genre is such an elastic one, that it is difficult to limit its legitimate range, or define its exact signification. Among French genre painters especially, we find work of extreme, almost distracting variety—from the literary and historic painting of Cogniet to the idylls of Henner—from the tableaux de moeurs of Boilly to the modern classicism of Gérôme—from the still life of Vollon to the orientalism of Decamps and Fromentin.
French Art - Portrait Painters
IN the portrait, whether on canvas or in marble, French Art during its worst days of peril from foreign influences, of decadence from internal weakness, has always found its salvation and its renaissance. Once in presence of the human being, it has drawn fresh life and fresh power from the contact.
French Art - Imaginative Painters - Decorative Painters
THAT the later years of the nineteenth century should witness a reaction in Art was but natural, and to be looked for in the necessary course of events. For a considerable period the success of the actual, of so-called Realism, of the most material view of Art, had held its own triumphantly, insolently.
French Art - The Impressionists
IMPRESSIONISM—one of those clever but somewhat misleading terms to which the French language lends itself with such readiness—is almost the latest development of French Art. None of the successive artistic movements of the nineteenth century have been subjected to more opposition, ridicule, abuse, and misrepresentation.
French Art - Architecture Of The Nineteenth Century
UNITY of purpose—so remarkable an attribute of the French artistic genius, which finds its highest enjoyment, its most natural and national expression, in the well-ordered lines of Architecture—is nowhere seen to greater advantage than in the relations of Architecture and the State. The State in France has always recognized its duty to Art, although perhaps it has not been uniforinly successful in fulfilling that duty.
French Art - Sculpture Of The Nineteenth Century
THE finest sculpture is still the product of France.
French Art - Contempory Sculptors And Medalists
IT is always a pleasant task to praise. And as regards the chief sculptors of the last fifty years, it will be readily con-ceded that little but sincere admiration is called for. France so easily, so incontestably, takes the first place in nineteenth century sculpture, that the task of recording mere material attainment would be a very simple one.
The Boy With His Five Loaves
When Jesus stepped out of his boat on the shore near Bethsaida, there he found a great throng of people, more than five thousand men, besides some women and children. When Jesus saw how eager they were and how glad to meet him, his heart of love and pity went out toward them. He cured some sick people that they had brought and he spoke to them about the kingdom of God.
How The Sea Became A Floor
And the Lord said, Come. Then Peter leaped overboard from the boat and began to walk on the water toward Jesus. But after a few steps on the sea, he saw how heavy the storm was, and was afraid; and at that moment he began to sink. He shouted out, Lord, save me!
The Bread Of Life
ON THE morning after the day when Jesus had fed the five thousand people with the five loaves, the crowd came together once more, hoping again to see Jesus; and some of them expecting to have the miracle or wonder-work repeated.
Jesus In A Strange Country
WITH HIS sermon on The Bread of Life, given in the church at Capernaum, Jesus finished his work among the people of Galilee. He had lived in that land for more than a year; he had traveled through every part of it; he had spoken in most of its villages and cities, and had sent out his disciples to preach in many other places.
In The Land Of Ten Cities
JESUS SOON found that if he wished to be alone with his disciples, he must leave the land of Tyre and Sidon; for after he had cured the woman's child of her evil spirit, the people were coming to him for other mighty works. He made up his mind to go farther away, and taking his disciples, he went to Sidon, north of Tyre, and then not through Galilee, but around it, to the river Jordan, north of the Sea of Galilee.
Again On The Sea Of Galilee
FROM THE land of the Ten Cities, Jesus and his disciples sailed straight across the Sea of Galilee, and on its southwestern shore they came to a city called Magadan or Magdala. One of the women who went with Jesus on his journeys in Galilee, Mary Magdalene, that is, Mary of Magdala, was from this city.
The Great Confession
FROM BETHSAMA by the Sea of Galilee Jesus led his twelve disciples northward, to the very end of the land of Israel, at the foot of Mount Hermon. Here, at one of the great springs from which the river Jordan flows, was the city of Caesarea-Philippi, or Philip's Caesarea, so called because it was in the land ruled by Herod Philip, the brother of Herod Antipas, who was ruling in Galilee.
The Vision On The Mountain
AT ONE time while Jesus was staying in one of the villages at the foot of Mount Hermon, in the far north of the land, he took with him three of his disciples, Peter, James and John, and went up the mountain to pray. It was in the afternoon, when they walked up the mountain, and when night came on he was still in prayer.
The Boy With Dumb Spirit
WHEN JESUS and his three disciples came to the village at the foot of the mountain, they found a great crowd gathered around the other nine disciples, and some of the Jewish teachers of the law, the scribes, talking with them very earnestly.
The Last Visit To Capernaum
WHILE JESUS was passing through Galilee for the last time, he wished not to do in that land any more wonderful works or to give any further teachings in public. He desired not to have crowds around him, but to be alone with his disciples, for there were many things to be told them before he should be taken away from them.
Good-Bye to Galilee
While Jesus was still in Capernaum, the fall of the year came on, and with it the time drew near for the Jewish Feast of Tents, or Feast of Tabernacles. In the Bible, the word tabernacles always means tents. This feast was called the Feast of the Tents because every year the people who went up to Jerusalem to attend it lived for a week in little tents or huts made of green branches.
Passing Through Samaria
After most of those who were going up to Jerusalem for the Feast of Tents had left Capernaum, Jesus began his journey with his disciples. All who saw him going toward Jerusalem, and even his disciples, thought that now he was surely on his way to take his throne and rule the people as king of Israel.
The Scribe's Question and Mary's Choice
While Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem one of the teachers of the law—whom the Jews called scribes—came to him with a question. These Jewish scribes were everywhere enemies of Jesus, and were continually asking him questions, not that they might learn, but that in some way they might give him trouble.
Jesus at the Feast of Tents
From his home in Bethany at Martha's house, Jesus came quietly into the Temple and began teaching the people who gathered there during the Feast, going out at evening to Bethany. All who heard him wondered at his words, and every day the crowds around him grew. People said to each other, How did this man get all his knowledge? He has never studied in the college of the scribes.
Jesus and the Sinful Woman
After the Feast of Tents Jesus stayed near Jerusalem, making his home in Bethany, for nearly two months, until another feast came, the Feast of the Dedication of the Temple. About two hundred years before that time, the Temple had been held by enemies, who had stopped the services, had set up images in the building and had done many things to make it vile.
The Blind Man at the Pool of Siloam
On a Sabbath morning, which was not Sunday, but Saturday, the Jewish day of rest and churchgoing—Jesus and his disciples were on their way to the service in the Temple, when they passed a blind man. They had seen this man before and knew that he had been blind all his life.
The Good Shepherd
At the side of the Temple buildings toward the east stood a long balcony or archway, roofed over, with a row of pillars on each side. It was called Solomon's Porch. On the eastern side it looked over the valley of the brook Kedron, and beyond the valley to the Mount of Olives. In the west it fronted on the great court of the Gentiles. This porch was about a thousand feet long.
Sending Out the Seventy
After leaving Jerusalem, at the time of the Feast of the Dedication, Jesus went across the Jordan, and followed the river upward to the place twelve or thirteen miles below the Sea of Galilee; the place where he had been baptized by John, and where soon after his baptism he found his earliest followers.
Lazarus Called Out of His Tomb
While Jesus was still at Bethabara, and expecting soon to begin his journey through Perea, news came to him which led him for a time to change his plans. At Bethany, near Jerusalem, as you remember, were living his dear friends, Martha and Mary and Lazarus. The two sisters sent to Jesus at Bethabara the word : Lord, your friend Lazarus is very ill.
Jesus Preaching in Perea
Jesus did not stay long in the village of Ephraim. He went down the mountains to the river Jordan, crossed it, and began preaching in the land of Perea, going to the places where his seventy messengers had given the news of his coming. Everywhere the people thronged in great crowds to see him and to hear him.
In the Church and at the Feast
While Jesus was in Perea, on the Sabbath days he went into the churches and spoke there; and in every place the church was crowded with those who were eager to hear him. On one Sabbath day he saw in the church a woman who for eighteen years had been bent double and could not possibly stand up straight. When Jesus saw her, he called her to him.
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