Saturday, December 24, 2016

Angels, Heirlooms, And Pantaloons

Taking a break from admiring my mother's artwork and getting our house organized and arranged, I went with Judy for my second visit to the Municipal Belen (click here for last time) and came across some additional interesting items.

Our friend Pedro had mentioned to me that there was an angel visiting a man in bed (innuendo included). I missed that the first time around, so I searched until I found them. What bible story is that?

(Click the images for a closer look at the art and the angel... and the underwear.)

WHOEVER THAT IS IN BED SURE LOOKS SEDUCTIVE.
IS THEIR ROOM OVER A GAY BAR?!?
ONE OF SEVERAL SETS OF UNDERGARMENTS BLOWING
IN THE BREEZE ON THE ROOFTOPS OF BETHLEHEM.

DUDO ADMIRING MY MOTHER'S COCKTAIL TABLE AND CARPET.
(THE DUCHESS WOULD NOT BE PLEASED TO SEE HIM ON THE TABLE!)
OIL ON CANVAS BY THE DOWAGER DUCHESS.
27 X 21 INCHES (69 X 53 CM)
OIL ON WOOD BY THE DOWAGER DUCHESS.
4-1/2 X 5-1/2 INCHES (11.5 X 14 CM)

"I need a hand to help build up some kind of hope inside of me..."

22 comments:

  1. My goodness, Mitch, your mother was very talented! I can see that she was 'in her element' while doing these. Must be good to have her near through these works.

    If my memory serves me right, were not angels male? Then something is going on here other than divine intervention!

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    1. Jim:
      Yes, that angel was male, which is why I think that was all going on above a gay bar.

      We've been marveling at my mother's work... all over again. She'd be proud.

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  2. What is the setting for the oil (on canvas) ? I love colors, so I really love this one :)
    Hey... MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and Jerry and the furry felines :)

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    1. Judy:
      My mother tended to copy famous paintings, but I can't remember where that one came from and I've been unable to find it anywhere. Feliz Navidad to you, too!

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  3. dudo, you make that table your home; you look happy there!

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    1. anne marie:
      I've never seen Dudo on any of our coffee tables. Ironic that the one he hops right on is my mother's. She didn't even approve of the cats sitting on the sofa!

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  4. I never thought of angels wearing underwear! Or not...

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    1. Rozzie:
      Those pantaloons and slip don't belong to the angel; they belong to the guy in bed!

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  5. The DD was quite the accomplished painter. Merry Christmas to you and San Geraldo. I've been thinking about this being your first Christmas without your mom. I can truly sympathize. My mother passed away this afternoon.

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    1. Stephen:
      I am so tremendously sorry to read this news. Sending you love and sympathy on losing your mother. I hope you can still find joys this Christmas and that you can remember your mother, and all her complexities, fondly. Share hugs with your exceptional family.

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  6. Stephen, I am so very sorry to hear that. I know how difficult it is to lose a parent, so not knowing you at all, I can only send cyber {{hugs}} to you.

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  7. "It came upon a midnight clear ..." Those naughty angels!
    I am enjoying seeing DD's beautiful art and how you are incorporating some of her things into your home.
    We woke up to rain and crashing waves this Christmas morning. But we are dry and cozy and plan a fun day of assembling our latest flat pack furniture acquisition that arrived just in time yesterday. It will be like a 3D jigsaw puzzle. Cheers!

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    1. Wilma:
      It's nice (and at times odd) to see my mother's furniture around our house. The artwork is wonderful to have. I hope your furniture assembly went well!

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  8. Sunflowers are fantastic. Have a great your festive day

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    1. Gosia:
      Isn't that painting beautiful?!? She did dozens of paintings on wood and gave them to so many people.

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  9. Gorgeous paintings. Your mother was certainly talented. Naughty Dudo, up on her table like that!

    Merry Christmas!

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    1. Jennifer:
      I mentioned above that I've never seen Dudo on any of our coffee tables. Ironic that he would choose my mother's; she didn't even approve of cats going on the sofa.

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  10. Hope you had a good Christmas.
    The Belen they have in the entrance hall of our local Casa de Cultura here on the Costa Blanca, is very impressive and covers quite a large area. One thing it always has, but you have to hunt for, is a man sitting on a toilet, with his trousers round his ankles. This, apparently is the highlight of the whole thing !
    Your mother's pictures are beautiful, Mitch, she was one very talented lady.

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    1. Coppa's girl:
      Sevilla had Belens all over town. It was so much fun to explore. I haven't checked them out in Málaga; my guess is that there are many more here than in our town. Did you see my blog post http://mitchellismoving.blogspot.com.es/2016/12/the-squatter.html? I think I NEED one of these!

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  11. Your mother was indeed a talented lady - and it's wonderful that you have these remembrances of her and her talent.

    There are several stories of an angel appearing to Joseph - one in the gospel where he tells him to get out of town with Mary and the child; the other traditional where the angel reassures him that Mary is still indeed a virgin - howebeit a pregnant one. Perhaps????

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    1. Willym:
      Thanks so much for the truth about that angel. I had a feeling I could count on you. I have to, however, admit that I really like my version of the story better!

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