Occupy Blogoshpere 27

Last Thursday, Amy, author of Souldipper decided to ‘Occupy Art’, inviting comment on a well known painting. Joss, at Be W.E.L.L. continued the theme ~ but I had already written my ‘Occupy’ post, about my birthday. (Old news, I know, move on!)

Here is one of my all-time favourite paintings (apart from The Artist’s work, of course ~ but we showcase that each week, on Tao of Scrumble)

The Light Of The World by William Holman Hunt


Inspired by Biblical references, ‘The Light of the World’ portrays the story of Christ, in symbolic language: the lamp; two crowns of thorns, (one of which is budding); fallen fruit; the sadness on His countenance…..Interpretation and further information can be found on~line.

I’m not sure why this painting touches me so deeply ~ although I do have spiritual faith, I don’t follow a religion. But I’ve loved it ever since I studied art at school.

What stirs me most is the closed door, on which The Saviour knocks. Overgrown with weeds and bearing rusted hinges, it has clearly been neglected for some time. There is no handle, so like the heart it represents, it can only be opened from within.

Other ‘Occupy Blogosphere’ posts:


Be W.E.L.L.

On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea

The Occupy Blogosphere movement was started by Amy, author of Souldipper’s Blog, to light up the Blogosphere with a shot of positive energy, each week. To read her most recent post ~ and for more information on how to join in ~ please click here: http://souldipper.wordpress.com


4 thoughts on “Occupy Blogoshpere 27

  1. Thank you, Jacqueline. You may have been the one to introduce me to this painting some time ago, but, again, it strikes my heart dead center. The symbolism you describe is great fodder for discovery. I also feel as though I’ve caught Jesus in a moment of him totally being himself. The true spirit and character – coming under any conditions and holding a countenance of Love, expectation and welcome. No fanfare – just being totally there.

    Thank you for sharing this today. It brought such a sense of holiness to me.

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