Art Friday: Sunday church


Sunday church

I don't know about you, but Sundays was the one day where I had to dress in my "Sunday best" and stay clean and tidy all day :) I wore a hat to morning meeting and had to be very well behaved all day. Sundays was the day of quiet play, letter writing or reading (Christian literature only). We didn't attend a church as in these paintings, rather had a family gathering which we called "Sunday Meeting".

Shawn Barton
"Going To Church" By Providence Lithograph Co., 1936

Church picnic
Grace COSSINGTON SMITH Church interior
After Church - Stevan Dohanos

Dane Tilghman - Going-to-Church
Gullah African-American Art by John W. Jones at Gallery Chuma, Charleston, SC
Sunday Sermon 

Country Church by Corbert Gauthier

Alexei Danilovich Kivshenko - In A Church [1881]



Comments

  1. Growing up we did Easter and Christmas, like your Sunday's .
    Today, I wear my Sunday Best and have family day.
    These pictures are so heart warming.

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  2. So striking to see how everyone dressed up. I remember that, and I still do though it's much more casual these days. I think dressing up reminds us that it is an important and special day of the week. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. My father still puts his suit on, on Sundays for the very reason you write - to remember that Sundays is a special day and not one about work or sport.

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  3. Love these paintings Jo! :) Thank you for sharing with us on the Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth! I have pinned!

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    1. So glad you do - they remind me so much of times long past which is sad.

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  4. These are such warm and happy paintings (apart from the snow church one)! I love them - a great collection! :) There is something really happy and friendly about them, don't you think?

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