Famous Paintings by Henry Tanner
To the right: The Thankful Poor, 1894, oil on canvas.
The the left: The Resurrection of Lazarus, 1896, oil on canvas.
To the right: Nicodemus Visiting Jesus, 1899, oil on canvas.
To the left: The Banjo Lesson, 1893, oil on canvas.
To the left: The Bagpipe Lesson, 1893, oil on a canvas.
To the right: Daniel in the Lions Den, 1917, oil on paper.
Abrahams Oak. 1905. Henry Tanner.
Praying With Grandpa. 1894. Henry Tanner.
My most favorite painting by Henry Tanner is Praying With Grandpa. In this painting we see a small child praying with his grandpa over dinner. Attention is drawn to the table and window by bright tan colors. We see how thankful they are to have a meal and be sharing it with each other. I enjoy this painting because it reminds me of the times I sat at the dinner table with my grandpa praying and talking about life before he passed. I enjoy the simplicity of this painting and how is shows the love between a grandfather and grandchild.
My second favorite painting by Tanner is Abrahams Oak. In the work of art, attention is drawn to the moon far into the distance and the massive tree close to the viewer. I feel as if this painting is trying to get its viewers to see that there is light, even in dark times. If you follow the light, you will reach your destination and dreams! Always venture towards the light, because thats where everything is calm. The people in this painting may have been facing hard times, and they are traveling to where everything will finally be ok again. This work of art inspires and gives hope!