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Good Shepherd on the 'Costa del Clyde'!

posted 26 Jun 2018, 09:24 by Dean Fostekew
A group of us from the congregation have left Murrayfield and are enjoying a few days on the Isle of Cumbrae, staying at the retreat centre at the Cathedral of the Isles (look it up). The weather is fabulous and most of us have had a good walk around the island, or sunbathed after a morning spent 'reading' Bassano's painting entitled; 'The Adoration of the Kings'. 

We are on the island for a holiday and a bit of a retreat time. Dean is sharing some of the learning he has gained over the past few years from his ad hoc study of art history and art appreciation as a friend of the Scottish Galleries. We are certainly using our eyes and hearts to see, what the artist is trying to convey to us in his painting. 

Tomorrow we study Picasso's 'Guernica' and on Thursday; 'The Taking of Christ' by Caravaggio.

It is fascinating how different artists use scripture to portray a message to the viewer and how much more one sees when one looks and looks again.