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‘If She Asked Me To A Murder, I Would Gladly Lose My Soul’

08 June 2010 @ 17:54

The slogan of this site is Celebrating And Defending Western Civilization.  One of the ways I enjoy celebrating The West is through it’s artistic creations — no other culture can top them.  Ran of Si Vis Pacem seems to be of the same mind and has created his Retro Rule Five feature which honors and revels in the great paintings of our past.  I find his postings a breath of pure fresh air amidst all the fetid bloviations emanating from Washington, the MSM, and our modern ‘artistes’.

Today he features a work by the Eugene de Blaas Die Wassertragerin that I had never seen before.  It is a masterpiece that portrays a lovely young woman in a peasant dress who wears an expression that is, as Ran comments, ‘comely yet subtly dangerous’.  Indeed.  Dangerous, but well worth the risk to one’s immortal soul.

Please do take the time to click here and gaze upon this magnificent work of Western art and then click here to check out all of his Retro Rule Five postings.  In the tempest sea of torrent that is our lives these days, these are a calm current.

In line with the painting that Ran features, here’s one by the same artist entitled Flirtation At The Well:

Notice the knowing look on the maiden’s face…perfect.

  1. 08 June 2010 @ 18:07 18:07

    Honored, Bob! Many, many thanks.

    That poor guy… I almost feel sorry for him. Can’t blame him for trying, though.

    • bobbelvedere permalink*
      08 June 2010 @ 19:18 19:18

      Not at all…not at all.

  2. 08 June 2010 @ 18:38 18:38

    Heh, How are you doin’?


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