Saturday, February 20, 2010

The Good Samaritan

Another's need be it shown
To an awakened heart it be known
A call, a plea, this silent longing be it heard
With loving grace a helping hand
Guided by the WORD.

Rose Marie Raccioppi

The Good Samaritan (after Delacroix), Oil on canvas, Saint-Rémy: May, 1890, Vincent Van Gogh, 1853 -1890.

Luke 10:33
"But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was:
and when he saw him, he had compassion on him,"

Van Gogh was staying in an institution for the mentally ill when he painted this work, in May 1890. It is a mirrored copy of Eugène Delacroix' Good Samaritan. In July 1890 Van Gogh took his own life.

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  1. smiles. often easier to the samaritan that it is the jew...

  2. Brian and so...

    When a need of another does speak
    Know it is soul's guidance we seek
    In these reflections our heart be heard
    Seeking ever the echo of the WORD.

    Much love,

    Rose Marie