Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas 2008

Here's to wishing everyone a Merry Christmas!

Ricci, The Adoration of the Magi

The painting is Sebastiano Ricci's, The Adoration of the Magi, 1726. The background on the work is here.

Ricci was one of the great Venetian artists of the late Baroque school.
His Wikipedia entry indicates he had a rough personal life, although his influence on the development of Baroque painting and Rococo design was apparently substantial.

41 comments:

Shrinky said...

Thank you Donald, a beautiful illustraton for Christmas. Merry Christmas to you and yours too.

(Hey, I live in the town of Douglas, how cool is that?)

Donald Douglas said...

That's very cool, Shrinky!

Have a wonderful day.

EDGE said...

Merry Christmas Donald! Happy New Year too!

pundette said...

Lovely. Thank you. Merry Christmas!

Rich Casebolt said...

May your Christmas be a joyous one, Professor.

Jennifer said...

Have a very Merry Christmas! A beautiful painting for such a special day!

Patrick Joubert Conlon said...

A very merry Christmas to you and your family, Donald.

Chicago Ray said...

Merry Christmas to you Donald, I hope and pray you and yours have a safe and glorious holiday today, and here's wishing you a Happy New Year as well Take Care and best of luck as always :>)

Bob said...

Merry Christmas!

Grace Explosion said...

Donald,

I posted this on my blog as an "open thank you and Merry Christmas"... and wanted to send it to you especially, so I'll copy it here:

"To all the people whose blogs I follow and read... I just want you to really know that your blogs are absolutely life-changing. The Bible says, "You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free". As you blog the truth and exercise free speech, you may think, "Oh, I'm just blogging. Other people out there are really making a difference in the world and changing lives." I have to tell you, quite honestly, reading the truth of your blogs has changed my life. It's changed my understanding, my perspective, and has really inspired change in me and in my life. I most truly and sincerely want to thank all of you... and I want you to know that your blogs are truly the power of truth that is lifechanging.

Thank you ever so much all of you. God bless you!! And I'd like to wish you a Merry Christmas and send you my love in Christ.

Love in Christ,

Merry Christmas,

Grace.

(aka Laura)"

nicedeb said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours, Professor.

The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Merry Christmas!

Philippe Ohlund said...

I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas Day, Donald, and may this festival bring abundant happiness and joy! :-)

I wish a Merry Christmas to all American Power blog commentators as well! :-)

In a speech this week, President Bush said: "I didn’t compromise my soul to be a popular guy". Dick Cheney asked: "What’s a soul?".

It was so cold in Washington, Dick Cheney didn’t know whether he wanted to go snowboarding or waterboarding. :-)

Donald Douglas said...

Thanks Edge! Hope you're having a great Christmas.

Donald Douglas said...

Hi Pundette!

Thanks for visting and have a Merry Christmas!

Donald Douglas said...

Thank you, Rich! It's starting out pretty nice: We slept in!

Merry Christmas!

Donald Douglas said...

Hi Jennifer: I like the picture too. Thank you and Merry Christmas!

Donald Douglas said...

Patrick: Merry Christmas to you and yours. Hope you're having a great day.

Donald Douglas said...

Hi Ray! Thanks for visiting. I hope you're keeping warm on this Christmas Day!

Donald Douglas said...

Hi Laura: I'm going to read you blog entry later. Thanks for sharing!

Merry Christmas.

Donald Douglas said...

Hi Nice Deb! Love you blog and Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Donald Douglas said...

Thanks Bob! Merry Christmas to you too!

Donald Douglas said...

Thanks Wordsmith!

Liz said...

Thanks Donald for your wonderful Christmas wish for me and my family and I do wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a blessed and Happy New Year.

Donald Douglas said...

Thanks Liz! Here's to wishing you a fabulous holiday and new year.

postulant K said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family! May God bless you abundantly in the new year!

courtneyme109 said...

"For unto us is born a saviour Christ the Lord"

MeRrY cHrIsTmAs Donald!

Donald Douglas said...

Thanks PostulantK!

Donald Douglas said...

Merry Christmas to you, Courtney!

Critical Thinker said...

Better late than never. Merry Christmas, Donald!

Donald Douglas said...

Thanks C.T.! Merry Christmas to you!

JBCorley said...

To the best.

I hope you and yours had a wonderful Christmas.

Here is to the new year and all the history that awaits us!

Jason

Dee said...

Merry Christmas Donald!!

Donald Douglas said...

We had a great day, Jason! Merry Christmas!

Donald Douglas said...

Merry Christmas to you, Dee!

Pat Houseworth said...

Hope you and yours had a Merry one Donald...and heads up for the New Year, we are in for a long fight, which we can win.

Donald Douglas said...

We had a great day, Pat! Thanks.

Law and Order Teacher said...

Dr.D,
Sorry I'm late. I hope you had a Merry Christmas and here's wishing you a Happy New Year. I remain a devoted reader.

Donald Douglas said...

Never too late to wish Merry Christmas, LOT! Hope you had a good one!

vanessa said...

Yes, Merry Christmas to you and your family. I'm visting family in Texas. Extremely home sick and appreciating California's weather.

Well have a good New Year and have some fun with kids

Donald Douglas said...

Thanks Vanessa! Merry Christmas and have a safe trip home!