Monday, May 31, 2010

Through the Opera Glasses - 59 - May Art Show - The Prodigal Son's Return













Last month I was prompted to put this art show up on my Sidebar Art Gallery because of the third piece, The Prodigal Son in Modern Life: The Return by James Tissot. I have that one in my Scorpius picture file, which I gather like a storyboard. I grab lots of images from the web that put me in the middle of my story, and I have a picture file for all of my stories.

I also have several physical collages of my stories because my writers' group does collage workshops every now and then. I love doing them.

I was drawn to the art inspired by the Prodigal Son's story because of the dynamic between the father and son. Particularly for Scorpius, who isn't a Prodigal sort in any way, but who longs for his father because he was abandoned and never claimed.

In my Weekend Writer's Retreat serial fiction, this longing for a father figure finds refuge in his falconer master, Richolf.











Detail from The Prodigal Son by Duane Michals



















Prodigal son sketch by Charlie Mackesy















The Prodigal Son in Modern Life: The Return by James Tissot













The Return of the Prodigal Son by Guercino



















The Return of The Prodigal Son by Pompeo Batoni



















The Return of the Prodigal Son by J-L Stapleaux

















The Return of the Prodigal Son by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo



















The Prodigal's Return by Edward John Poynter



















The Prodigal Son by Edward Stott

Wylie Kinson says Even the ones that didn't catch my eye on the first scroll through, I found myself going back and staring at them until they touched something deeper.

2 comments:

Wylie Kinson said...

Even the ones that didn't catch my eye on the first scroll through, I found myself going back and staring at them until they touched something deeper.
Lovely collection. Are they all hanging in your living room? *w*

Julia Smith said...

Wylie - I would love to have prints of some of these, most definitely. They pull at my heart.