Sunday, April 16, 2017

Benjamin West 1728-1820 on Easter

Benjamin West (American artist, 1738-1820) The Women at the Sepulchre (The Angel at the Tomb of Christ) 1805


Benjamin West (American artist, 1738-1820) Detail from The Women at the Sepulchre (The Angel at the Tomb of Christ) 1805.

I love the fierce turn that West took with this painting. Life everlasting & unconditional love & total forgiveness were powerful concepts - nothing to be trifled with. West had grown a lot, since he left Pennsylvania for England.