Here is a "picture-painting" by Max Sauco. The thing that attracts immediately the eyes is not the surrealistic side of the work, but simply the realistic side : there are many representations of Roman charity, but it's pretty unusual to see realistic representations of it... That was the first thing. But looking at it with more attention, many other details prove to be quite interesting.
The "image" of Rose of Sharon nursing a starving stranger in a barn is very similar to the one of Roman Charity. It might be interesting (and some probably did it already) to study how Steinbeck was inspired by the conventional imaging of Roman Charity, while he diverted from it.
The pounding of the rain decreased to a soothing swish on the roof. The gaunt man moved his lips. Ma knelt beside him and put her ear close. His lips moved again. "
Herebelow is a gallery of paintings that no museum in the world could ever gather.Many paintings and just one thema over the centuries : "Roman Charity"If you don't know the story, please read this extract of a book named "Collection of Greek popular songs and stories".To summarize, this image represents a young girl (Pero) breastfeeding an old man (Cimon), who is her father.This represents filial piety and is probably a kind of metaphor of citizens ready to offer their own blood to their country.For t
Detail of a painting by Nicolas POUSSIN (Les Andelys, 1594 - Rome, 1665) : "The Israelites gathering manna in the desert"See the full painting :http://www.wga.hu/art/p/poussin/2a/19gather.jpgTo see some comments related to this painting, please see here.Extract from this page :"Located in the left foreground it consists of a young mother breast-feeding her own starving mother while bidding her hungry child to wai
One day, I was walking in the Louvre museum and I found myself in front of the painting "Roman Charity" by Jean-Baptiste GREUZE. I immediately understood the strength of the theme that the artist had treated. The same evening I wrote the script for the movie. Four months later, I realized the film. I felt like an urgency to capture this within a movie ... as if I had been afraid that the subject would slip off my hands. The Roman Charity is the first film I produced (and directed).