Viet Ha Tran, Garden of Eden 01 Work, CONTEMPORARY Interpretation of the Bible! With Footnotes – 46

Eden Garden - Limited Edition of 8 Photograph by Viet Ha Tran (1)
Viet Ha Tran, Spain
Garden of Eden
Photography, Color, Digital, C-type, Manipulated on Paper
41.3 W x 27.6 H x 0 in
Private collection

The Garden of Eden, also called Paradise, is the biblical “garden of God” described in the Book of Genesis and the Book of Ezekiel.

The location of Eden is described in the Book of Genesis as the source of four tributaries. The Garden of Eden is considered to be mythological by most scholars. Among those that consider it to have been real, there have been various suggestions for its location: at the head of the Persian Gulf, in southern Mesopotamia (now Iraq) where the Tigris and Euphrates rivers run into the sea; and in Armenia. More on The Garden of Eden

Viet Ha Tran’s works have been published in over 120 newspapers and magazines all around the world. She is represented by Spain’s most prestigious auction house Duran Auctions. Viet Ha is also a public speaker on the art market and a jury member of IE Foundation Prizes in the Humanities. Viet Ha is a Vietnam-born and Spain-based fine art photographer known for her emotionally dense and endlessly compelling photographs of women and landscapes. Her art emphasizes fantasy and imagination as a source of aesthetic experience. She is a philanthropist who founded the charity art fund www.ifemme.org in 2017 which helps funding girls’ education in less fortunate Asian countries.

Starting photography in 2013, in such a brief period Viet Ha’s artworks have been much valued by art critics and the art market thanks to her unique feminine style. She was semi-finalist in the Spanish National Digital Photography Contest in April 2013, and won Honorable Mentions in the International Photography Awards 2013, Los Angeles. In 2019 her piece Wall of Nature III became finalist of Sienna International Photography Awards. More on Viet Ha Tran

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Velasco Vitali, Dead Christ 01 Work, CONTEMPORARY Interpretation of the Bible! With Footnotes – 36

Velasco Vitali (1960)
Dead Christ, c. 1985

Acrylic on canvas
103.5 x 148.5 cm
Private collection

Velasco Vitali (1960). His debut is marked by the encounter with Giovanni Testori and participation to the show Artists and Writers at Rotonda della Besana, Milan. In 2004 Electa published Velasco 20, a monograph on Giulio Giorello’s first twenty-two years of activity, with a contribution. Extramoenia (2004-2005) is an exhibition set up by the Sicily Region in Palermo (Palazzo Belmonte Riso) and Milan (Palazzo della Ragione). In 2005 Vitali was included in the collection of MACRO. Under the supervision of Danilo Eccher, he created Images, shapes and nature of the Alps (2007) and LATO4 (2008). Landing (2010) was set up at Piazza Duomo and in the St. Augustine complex in Pietrasanta, as well as at Piazza Duca d’Aosta and Palazzo Reale in Milan, under the supervision of Fernando Mazzocca and Francesco Poli. In 2011 he was invited to the Italian Hall of the Venice Biennial Exhibition, where he exhibited the sculpture Veidrodis. The same year saw the release of Apriti Heaven, a book published by Skira, which contains a collection of watercolor paintings on the sacred theme: this includes some of the drawings produced for the culture page of “The Corriere della Sera”, to which Vitali has been a contributor since 2007. In 2012 the exhibition Red Forest, curated by Luca Molinari, takes part on Isola Madre (Stresa) and Verbania, on Maggiore Lake. The Red Forest: 416 ghost town in the world at the Milan Triennale curated by Luca Molinari and Francesco Clerici. More on Velasco Vitali

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David Driesbach; Rest on the Flight to Egypt 01 Work, CONTEMPORARY Interpretation of the Bible! With Footnotes – 34

David Driesbach, (American, b. 1922)
Rest on the Flight to Egypt, c. 1959

Etching
17 3/4″ x 22 1/2″
Private collection

Rest on the Flight to Egypt. The scene is based not on any incident in the Bible itself, but on a body of tales or legends that had grown up in the early Middle Ages around the Bible story of the Holy Family fleeing into Egypt for refuge on being warned that Herod the Great was seeking to kill the Christ Child. According to the legend, Joseph and Mary paused on the flight in a grove of trees; the Holy Child ordered the trees to bend down so that Joseph could take fruit from them, and then ordered a spring of water to gush forth from the roots so that his parents could quench their thirst. This basic story acquired many extra details during the centuries. More on Rest on the Flight to Egypt

David Dreisbach, printmaker and educator, was born in Wausau, Wisconsin on October 7, 1922. He attended the University of Illinois between 1940 and 1941. During World War II, he worked in war plants in Illinois and California until June 1942, when he enlisted in the U.S. Marines. He served in the South Pacific Theater for three years. He was discharged in 1945. He continued his education under the G.I. Bill, studying with Mauricio Lasansky and Stanley William Hayter at Atelier 17 in New York and in France in 1969. 


Driesbach’s teaching experience includes Hendrix College, Conway, Arkansas; Iowa State Teachers College, Cedar Falls, Iowa 1953-1954; Millikin University, Decatur, Illinois 1954-1959; Ohio University, Athens, Ohio 1959-1964; and fianlly at Northern Illinois University Dekalb. Driesbach retired from teaching in 1992. His work is represented in the collections of he Seattle Art Museum, Dayton Art Institute, Columbus Gallery of Fine Art and the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. More on David Dreisbach


This is a link to the artist’s website: http://www.davidfdriesbach.com/ 

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Pieter van Lint; Virgin and Child 01 Work, Interpretation the bible, With Footnotes – 121

Pieter van Lint or Peter van Lint (Flemish 1609-1690)
Virgin and Child

Oil on copper
18 1/2 x 14 1/4 in. (47 x 36.8cm)
Private collection

The Madonna and Child or The Virgin and Child is often the name of a work of art which shows the Virgin Mary and the Child Jesus. The word Madonna means “My Lady” in Italian. Artworks of the Christ Child and his mother Mary are part of the Roman Catholic tradition in many parts of the world including Italy, Spain, Portugal, France, South America and the Philippines. Paintings known as icons are also an important tradition of the Orthodox Church and often show the Mary and the Christ Child. They are found particularly in Eastern Europe, Russia, Egypt, the Middle East and India. More on The Madonna and Child

Pieter van Lint or Peter van Lint (1609–1690) was a Flemish painter, draughtsman and designer of tapestries. He excelled in history paintings, genre scenes and portraits in the Flemish Baroque style with some Classisizing influence. He worked in Antwerp and Italy.

He was born in Antwerp where he trained under Artus Wolffort. During his training he frequently visited Antwerp’s churches to copy the paintings of his contemporaries such as Peter Paul Rubens as well as those of earlier generations such as Marten de Vos and the Francken brothers.

Van Lint become a master in the Guild of Saint Luke in 1633. In that same year he traveled to Rome where he remained until 1640. In Rome he worked for Cardinal Domenico Ginnasi, Bishop of Ostia, who employed him to decorate the local cathedral. Van Lint also frescoed the Cybo family chapel in the Santa Maria del Popolo with the Legend of the True Cross in 1636-40. He spent time in Paris from 1640 to 1641 where he possibly was in contact with Poussin. More on Peter van Lint

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William Baxter Closson; The Angel 01 Work, CONTEMPORARY Interpretation of the Bible! With Footnotes – 30

William Baxter Closson
The Angel, ca. 1912

Oil on canvas
57 1/8 x 37 3/8 in. (145.0 x 94.9 cm)
Smithsonian American Art Museum

An angel is generally a supernatural being found in various religions and mythologies. In Abrahamic religions and Zoroastrianism, angels are often depicted as benevolent celestial beings who act as intermediaries between God or Heaven and Humanity. Other roles of angels include protecting and guiding human beings, and carrying out God’s tasks. More on Angels

William Baxter Palmer Closson (October 13, 1848 – May 30, 1926) was an American artist, born in Thetford, Vermont on October 13, 1848.


As a young adult, he was educated at Thetford Academy before graduating and working as a clerk in a railroad office.


Soon, he moved to Boston, Massachusetts, and worked as an apprentice wood engraver with Samuel S. Kilburn. He studied drawing at the Lowell Institute, then went on to work for Harper’s Magazine and various publishing houses in Boston. While in Boston, he shared a studio with painter George Fuller.[3]


Seventeen of his paintings are in the American Art collection at the Smithsonian Institution. He also has works on display at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford and the Cleveland Museum of Art.


He died on May 30, 1926 in Hartford, Connecticut and is buried in the Gallaudet plot at Cedar Hill Cemetery. More on William Baxter Palmer Closson

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Gustavo Aceves; The crucifixion of Jesus 01 Work, CONTEMPORARY Interpretation of the Bible! With Footnotes – 29

Gustavo Aceves (b. 1957, Mexico City)
Untitled/ The crucifixion of Jesus, c. 2009

Oil on canvas
210 x 170 cm
Private collection

The crucifixion of Jesus occurred in 1st-century Judea, most likely between AD 30 and 33. Jesus’ crucifixion is described in the four canonical gospels, referred to in the New Testament epistles.

Jesus was arrested and tried by the Sanhedrin, and then sentenced by Pontius Pilate to be scourged, and finally crucified by the Romans. Jesus was stripped of his clothing and offered wine mixed with myrrh or gall to drink before being crucified. He was then hung between two convicted thieves and died some six hours later. During this time, the soldiers affixed a sign to the top of the cross stating “Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews” which, according to the Gospel of John, was written in three languages. After Jesus’ death, one soldier pierced his side with a spear to be certain that he had died. More on The crucifixion of Jesus

Gustavo Aceves (b. 1957, Mexico City) currently lives and works in Pietrasanta, Italy. Aceves is a self-taught artist who quickly built up a reputation as an influential painter working in Latin America. His paintings and works on paper focusing on the human figure draws upon Western pictorial traditions whilst using the large-scales common in Mexican murals. Aceves’ work has been exhibited around the world since the late 1970s including in the Museo del Palacio Bellas Artes in Mexico City, the Venice Biennale and the Beijing Biennale. His work can be found in the permanent collections of Museo Memoria y Tolerancia, Mexico City and the Vatican Museum, Rome. More on Gustavo Aceves

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Gabriel Macotela, La santa 01 Work, CONTEMPORARY Interpretation of the Bible! With Footnotes – 28

Gabriel Macotela (Guadalajara, Jalisco, 1954 -)
La santa/ A saint, c. 1983

Oil, water and religious folk charm on wood
195 x 101.5 cm
Private collection

Gabriel Macotela  (Guadalajara, Jalisco, 1954 -) 

La santa/ A saint, c. 1983

Oil, water and religious folk charm on wood

195 x 101.5 cm

Private collection

A saint is a person who is recognized as having an exceptional degree of holiness or likeness or closeness to God. Depending on the context and denomination, the term also retains its original Christian meaning, as any believer who is “in Christ” and in whom Christ dwells, whether in Heaven or on Earth. In Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Anglican, Oriental Orthodox, and Lutheran doctrine, all of their faithful deceased in Heaven are considered to be saints, but some are considered worthy of greater honor or emulation; official ecclesiastical recognition, and consequently veneration, is given to some saints through the process of canonization in the Catholic Church or glorification in the Eastern Orthodox Church.

While the English word saint originated in Christianity, historians of religion now use the appellation “in a more general way to refer to the state of special holiness that many religions attribute to certain people”, with the Jewish tzadik, the Islamic walī, the Hindu rishi or Sikh guru, and the Buddhist arhat or bodhisattva also being referred to as saints. Depending on the religion, saints are recognized either by official ecclesiastical declaration, as in the Catholic faith, or by popular acclamation. More on A saint 

Gabriel Macotela ( Guadalajara , 7 as August as 1954 ) is a painter, sculptor, printmaker, illustrator, set designer, editor and Mexican musician.


He studied at the National School of Painting, Sculpture and Engraving “La Esmeralda” of the National Institute of Fine Arts and completed his training at the National School of Plastic Arts of the UNAM , in the workshop of the teacher Gilberto Aceves Navarro . In 1977 he founded Cocina Ediciones and in 1985 the bookstore El Archivero. Since 1976 he has had solo exhibitions in Mexico City and Monterrey . He has participated in numerous group exhibitions in Mexico and abroad, including painting, sculpture, and artists’ books in France, India, Cuba, Brazil, the United States, Germany and Spain. 


Macotela received the Fonca recognition and becomes a member of the National System of Creators (SNCA) during the period 1993-1996. More on Gabriel Macotel

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