Merry Christmas!

by on December 25, 2012 at 12:22 am in Religion, The Arts | Permalink

RR December 25, 2012 at 1:04 am

Tyler and Alex
Merry Christmas to you and your families.

RR December 25, 2012 at 1:06 am

Tyler and Alex,
Merry Christmas to you and your families.

Beans December 25, 2012 at 1:28 am

Merry Christmas to all the regulars, occasionals, and lurkers.

dearieme December 25, 2012 at 4:17 am

And you blokes too.

floydthebarber December 25, 2012 at 7:07 am

Does Tyrone celebrate with the family?

Rich Berger December 25, 2012 at 7:43 am

Merry Christmas and an interesting and stimulating New Year. And thanks for MR!

Robert Martinez December 25, 2012 at 8:24 am

Merry Christmas Tyler, Alex and your families.

Bill December 25, 2012 at 8:48 am

To me, the angels in the sky look like rats with wings.

It could just be my eyesight.

And, the fourth one from the right looks like he’s sitting on a toilet.

mk December 25, 2012 at 10:42 am

Yes, a cloud toilet.

Bill December 25, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Didn’t know Tyler owned it. Forget the first line above.

Merry Christmas.

mobile December 26, 2012 at 5:03 pm

And why is Ricky Gervais wearing white boxers and lying on a porcupine?

Mark Thorson December 25, 2012 at 10:09 am

I tried to find a higher resolution version of that painting, but Google insists I mean “robin”, not “obin”. I can force it to search for “obin” for one page, but when I go to the second page of search results it reverts to “robin”. (The artist appears to be Jean Claude Obin.)

The best I could do is this, which is not the same painting but it is from the same artist. Entitled “The Birth of Christ”, it sold at auction for $150 in 2007.

http://p2.la-img.com/355/13961/4307705_1_l.jpg

Obin does not seem to have been a very successful painter, his fame most likely peaking today with his appearance in the MR blog.

Tyler Cowen December 25, 2012 at 10:20 am

Philome Obin is the artist, and this is a reproduction of a print (we own a copy). An original painting along these lines probably would sell in the 25k-30k range. Obin was leader of the Cap Haitian School and one of the most influential of the Haitian painters.

axa December 27, 2012 at 6:14 pm

just drag & drop the pic on images.google.com

Tyler Cowen December 25, 2012 at 10:21 am

By the way, Galerie Bonheur is selling a copy of the print for $225 I believe.

Edward Burke December 25, 2012 at 11:00 am

Nativity greetings and good wishes for the year we approach, with thanks for the work you share here.

Saudi boy December 25, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Merry Christmas to you and your families.

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