One of my favorite types of art is the “Still Life” painting. Still Life became popular as a genre after the Reformation in Northern Europe. The 17th Century artist’s career drastically changed from Church-driven employment to market-driven employment. As Protestant church interiors no longer included elaborately painted murals and ceilings, artists began creating works that would sell to the public, and the art market saw a great increase in landscape paintings, portraits, and still life.
Still life paintings usually involved elaborate paintings of fruits and flowers…
The intention was to show abundance, fruitfulness, and plenty.
I think they are GORGEOUS.
Yes, a drawing of a single fruit can be pretty…
But a whole BOWL-ful?
Now THAT’s something.
Did you know that Joy! also doesn’t stand alone?
When we’re indwelt with the Spirit of God, Joy! has some
companions that greatly improve the composition of our lives,
turning them into a masterpiece designed by our Creator.
The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,
patience, gentleness, goodness, faith,
Against such there is no law.