Modern Art

When I was visiting a friend in hospital recently I noticed a very large painting of something but I could not really make out what it was.  It was quite a large painting and was made up of great blobs of different shades of red and that was it.  It certainly wouldn't do anything for me.  I am not a fan of modern art (as you probably guessed) but I find that some hospitals have found a fascination with some of the ugliest and most depressing paintings which are alot more dark and depressing than this one to the right. 

I don't really understand why anyone would put up ugly and dark images in a place that is meant to help people recover from sickness. 

Some simple landscape pictures or some holy images would be nice to see again.  Thankfully a few hospitals have retained statues and some nice pictures on their walls.  There is so much beauty around us in our landscapes, in the animal kingdom and so much more...why people go out of their way to find something ugly to put up in a public hospital is very strange are some images that are beautiful because they reflect the amazing beauty and gentleness of Gods creation.

From Psalm 104

Bless the LORD, my soul! LORD, my God, you are great indeed!
You are clothed with majesty and glory,
robed in light as with a cloak. You spread out the heavens like a tent; 
you raised your palace upon the waters.
You make the clouds your chariot; you travel on the wings of the wind.

You make the winds your messengers; flaming fire, your ministers. 
You fixed the earth on its foundation, never to be moved.
The ocean covered it like a garment; above the mountains stood the waters.
At your roar they took flight; at the sound of your thunder they fled.
They rushed up the mountains, down the valleys to the place you had fixed for them.
You set a limit they cannot pass; never again will they cover the earth.
You made springs flow into channels that wind among the mountains.
They give drink to every beast of the field; here wild asses quench their thirst.
Beside them the birds of heaven nest; among the branches they sing.

1 comment:

  1. I adore the top picture of the sunset and mountains. I agree, such pictures would be so much more uplifting!
    I am glad to have discovered your blog, Anne, and will add yours to my blogroll :)
    Autumn xx


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