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Norman Rockwell's Samson

  • By Micah Christensen
Norman Rockwell's Samson

In 1947, Norman Rockwell was approached by Cecil B. DeMille to help conceptualize the most dramatic and meaningful moments of what would become one of the most successful films of...

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The Nativity by Carl Bloch

  • By Micah Christensen
The Nativity by Carl Bloch

Carl Bloch is regarded in many circles as one of the great depicters of religious art of the 19th Century. His work has seen a resurgence of popularity, in Utah in...

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Two Masterworks by Cornelis Kruseman, "Raphael of the North," Rediscovered

Two Masterworks by Cornelis Kruseman,
Known to contemporaries as the “Raphael of the North,” Cornelis Kruseman (1797-1858) was considered the greatest Dutch painter of the first half of the nineteenth-century. His most important commission was four monumental paintings entitled Christ Blessing the Children (1853) Christ in the House of Mary and Martha (1854), Christ Carrying the Cross (1851) and Christ Bewailed by the Women of Jerusalem. Until 1913, all four paintings were hung together at Castle Zeist, located outside the city Utrecht, which was home of the Moravian Church in the Netherlands. But, the works were separated and lost with the exception of one, The Lamentation, now located in the Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam); where it is the only example of Kruseman’s work in the museum’s collection of religious Romantic painting.
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