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photoblog image THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD: KEBLE, OXFORD

THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD: KEBLE, OXFORD

THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD: KEBLE, OXFORD



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  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 25 Dec 2015, 01:54
Very nice, metaphorically, Chris.
Chris: The Light of the World (1851–3) is an allegorical painting by William Holman Hunt representing the figure of Jesus preparing to knock on an overgrown and long-unopened door, illustrating Revelation 3:20: "Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me". According to Hunt: "I painted the picture with what I thought, unworthy though I was, to be by Divine command, and not simply as a good Subject." The door in the painting has no handle, and can therefore be opened only from the inside, representing "the obstinately shut mind". Hunt, 50 years after painting it, felt he had to explain the symbolism
Very good Tiffo.

Have a good Christmas
Chris: And you too
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 25 Dec 2015, 07:31
Excellent choice, Chris
Chris: I couldn't resist it Lisl
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 25 Dec 2015, 07:41
What a wonderful, golden glowing, heavenly light - perhaps I can see this (Victorian) painting with my own eyes one day? I wish you both a lovely day!
Chris: The original, painted at night in a makeshift hut at Worcester Park Farm in Surrey, is now in a side room off the large chapel at Keble College, Oxford. Toward the end of his life, Hunt painted a life-size version, which was hung in St Paul's Cathedral, London, after a world tour where the picture drew large crowds. Due to Hunt's increasing infirmity, he was assisted in the completion of this version by English painter Edward Robert Hughes. A third smaller version of the painting is on display at Manchester City Art Gallery.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Dec 2015, 08:36
Oh very topical. I like the way it shines out of its casing. Merry Christmas to you, Ratty and your other loved ones.
Chris: I am obliged to you Ole Bean: have a good day
What a delightful "niche" for this presentation, Chris. I suppose the light never goes out, even when you close the doors!
Chris: That is so Ginnie: I hope you have a wonderful day
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 25 Dec 2015, 09:10
This is a very nice picture for the occasion. Have a wonderful Christmas Big Bro. Enjoy the day and please say hello to Jackie (and Rattie XIII)
Chris: I will indeed Astrid. Jackie & myself will be in Bristol today having lunch with a friend. Ratty is staying at home to guard the Christmas presents
What a fine painting, have a good Christmas
Chris: Hope you do too Martin
This is a beautiful painting, Chris. Merry Christmas to you and yours.
Chris: And to you too Mary
Have a happy Christmas, Chris..
Chris: And you Frank
  • Lotta
  • Sweden
  • 25 Dec 2015, 19:44
I find churches so soothing. The silence is so good in these hectic days.
Chris: We find ourselves in agreement on this Lotta
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 26 Dec 2015, 08:08
I dunno how you did it, but the painting really shines in this picture.
Baby Jesus all grown up. I like your photo. I hope your holidays were lovely and bright.
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 27 Dec 2015, 21:31
Such a nice feeling to this image. Very warm and spiritual.
A beautiful painting - you've photographed it well - the light is so lovely. I love your explanation to Ray...

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