1 week ago 1 week agoAnguish – August Friedrich Schenck, Oil on canvas, 1878 by Kerry Villegas 17602views anglican chant, anguish, art, artwork, august, canon charles winfred douglas, cantica sacra, crows, determinations, domine deus salutis meæ, emotional, gregorian chant, image, impactful, intriguing, liturgy of the hours, masterpiece, melbourne, monastic diurnal, monastic hours, museum, national gallery of victoria, painting, picture of the day, plainchant, plainsong, potd, psalm 88, sad, sarah james, sarum use, schenk, sheep, sorrow, st. dunstan’s psalter, use of sarum, wikipediaLike it? Share with your friends! 308 Facebook Twitter308 points 17 Comments Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This is an excellent piece. A very sad concept that was beautifully realized.ReplyRavens are a team from Baltimore, Maryland. “Yes, we’re deeply saddened by your loss… It’s getting colder now. Allow us to eat.”ReplyWow, you can also sense the passion in this. 🙂 Thank you for sharing!ReplyAnd then there’s the obnoxious, menacing crows! I’d like to chase them away. Toss stones at them. They should be fired. Anything comes to mind. I’ve never had such a strong dislike for a painting subject before.ReplyThis guy was a big fan of painting sheep in the snow.ReplyOhmygosh, this is such a beautiful and strong piece;;ReplyToo much feeling. In an entirely natural environment. It’s fantastic.ReplyAmazing, but I wouldn’t hang it in my house because it would make me sad 🙁ReplyAt the ngv, this is one of my favorite bits!! They had a light show play over the top of this painting, among others, for the most recent triennial show, which was incredible.ReplyWhen I visit the NGV, this is always a highlight for me. It never fails to make me feel something.ReplyThe National Gallery in Melbourne, Australia, has this piece on display.ReplyExtremely hardcore. True great art elicits strong emotions. Thank you for sharing this information.ReplyCrows, too, lament the loss of their loved ones. This is poignant on a number of levels. I want to give the ewe a hug. I’m curious as to what the crows are doing. The ewe’s defensive posture reminds me of a warrior mother, which confuses me because sheep are “gentle,” but mothers can protect their young even if their soul is gone. Overall, this is a fantastic piece.ReplyIt makes me sad. I was almost wounded. The artist did an outstanding job of capturing the feeling.ReplyIn person, it’s hypnotic.ReplyIn the NGV, I still recall looking at this with my Nana. She said that she brought a friend to the gallery who cried because she had recently lost a child when she saw this. So now I’m picturing two elderly ladies weeping, which just adds to the sadness. However, the color and detail are stunning.ReplyThat is an eerie and strong work of art!ReplyWhat's Your Reaction? Unuseful 0 Unuseful Useful 0 Useful hate 0 hate love 0 love Posted by Kerry Villegas Future teen idol. Tv expert. Lifelong internet specialist. Alcohol fanatic. Food practitioner.