|Transfiguration by Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov, 1824|
- What do you see?
- What colors are used? Are they warm or cool? How do they make you feel?
- Do you see any shapes emerge based upon how the artist positioned the main characters? Might this be intentional? What does it mean for the story?
- Is every part of the Biblical transfiguration story told in this painting?
- If you could rename this painting what would you call it?
- If you were the artist how would you have painted the story of the Transfiguration?
- How does this painting relate to you?
The possibilities are really endless once you get into the habit of using images that go beyond clipart. Here's an example of a writer infusing art into their blog post. And an example from my friend Pastor Dave who places his sermons online in a blog after they are preached. The illustrations on the blog are the images he uses on the big screen in worship.
**Note-Just please remember to give the historical artist credit even if it is art of the public domain. If you are using work that is contemporary art make sure you have permission to share.