Art-Muenier-The Catechism Lesson TB
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Texas, United States
In the hands of Jhgvos.
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About This Item
This is one of a series of travel bugs made to recognize paintings seen, and admired by the bug owner. A digital copy of this painting was downloaded from the internet. The copy was reduced in size and proportions cropped to accommodate the laminating materials available to the owner. Regrettably these processes diminish the effort of the artist. One truly must see the original in person to fully appreciate the work. The text below is a mixture of my own observations and material gleaned from the internet (mostly Wikipedia and Web Gallery).
Jules Alexis Muenier (1863-1942) was a French academic painter and photographer. With the introduction of photography as a method of capturing the daily life of people many artists felt that their livelihood would suffer. However, Muenier would become one of the leading proponents for the use of photography, as a method of creating studies, to add important details to the final works. This painting, The Catechism Lesson (in French, La Leçon de Catéchisme), was seen in the Musee D'Orsay, in Paris, in October 2012. It shows one boy reciting his lesson to the rural priest, two girls predictably listening and studying and a second boy ignoring all but the flowers behind the bench. This painting made me smile.
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