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First-class  painting  artists  between  our  Brothers  in  Bethel... Here  a  family  in  PARADISE ❤   wonderful  made... Just  as  the  beautiful  pictures  in  all  our  literature ;-)

Absolutely beautifully detailed artistry!!  What a gift this artist possesses!!    

Enjoy the beautiful picture ! Thats all ;-)  

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44 minutes ago, Queen Esther said:

Enjoy the beautiful picture ! Thats all ;-)  :)

I already enjoyed the picture, and am still enjoying it.

I think you would not have enjoyed the Bethel Art Department. A "Paradise" scene had to be scrutinized in every way you could imagine. We would have looked at the picture above and asked:

Does the brother need to have the facial hair?

Do all of the sisters need to be wearing jewelry?

Are any dresses too revealing?

Is the brother too muscular, not muscular enough?

Are the sisters too overweight, too underweight? Too pretty, not pretty enough?

Is there a good ratio of brothers versus sisters?

Is there an ideal age depicted? Not too old or too young?

Are there multiple races depicted?

Are there children?

Is everyone smiling?

Are any of the birds about to eat something that might be alive?

Are there any fishing poles on the boat? A motor? Any parts requiring a technical education?

Does the drink imply alcohol?

Does the straw look like plastic?

What about swimming clothes vs. casual clothes vs. meeting clothes?

Is there any specific language or alphabet depicted anywhere?

Does anything in the picture appear derivative or distracting?

Is it too perfect? Not perfect enough?

 

This picture is actually very good, and it would mostly pass the questioning. But, even so, it would not have made it into the Watch Tower publications in 1976-1982 without several revisions. As of 2005 or so, I think it might even be acceptable as is.

 

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1 hour ago, JW Insider said:

I already enjoyed the picture, and am still enjoying it.

I think you would not have enjoyed the Bethel Art Department. A "Paradise" scene had to be scrutinized in every way you could imagine. We would have looked at the picture above and asked:

Does the brother need to have the facial hair?

Do all of the sisters need to be wearing jewelry?

Are any dresses too revealing?

Is the brother too muscular, not muscular enough?

Are the sisters too overweight, too underweight? Too pretty, not pretty enough?

Is there a good ratio of brothers versus sisters?

Is there an ideal age depicted? Not too old or too young?

Are there multiple races depicted?

Are there children?

Is everyone smiling?

Are any of the birds about to eat something that might be alive?

Are there any fishing poles on the boat? A motor? Any parts requiring a technical education?

Does the drink imply alcohol?

Does the straw look like plastic?

What about swimming clothes vs. casual clothes vs. meeting clothes?

Is there any specific language or alphabet depicted anywhere?

Does anything in the picture appear derivative or distracting?

Is it too perfect? Not perfect enough?

 

This picture is actually very good, and it would mostly pass the questioning. But, even so, it would not have made it into the Watch Tower publications in 1976-1982 without several revisions. As of 2005 or so, I think it might even be acceptable as is.

 

I have of course enjoyed all things by my visits in Selters, our German Bethel !  Also I like it, watching intensive pictures, photos and other things ;-)  That picture is of sure little new, yes.  All ok,  JW Insider !  I don't want discuss under my postings, please accept that.  Thank you.

 

 

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3 minutes ago, JW Insider said:

Mir auch. Ich habe den Besuch des deutschen Bethel genossen. In Patterson haben wir sogar ein Bild vom Paradies, wo die Kinder Fußball spielen.

But I understand your request to avoid discussion. Thanks for the picture.

You are welcome too,  thanks ;-) 

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3 hours ago, Queen Esther said:

I have of course enjoyed all things by my visits in Selters, our German Bethel !  Also I like it, watching intensive pictures, photos and other things ;-)  That picture is of sure little new, yes.  All ok,  JW Insider !  I don't want discuss under my postings, please accept that.  Thank you.

 

 

 

4 hours ago, JW Insider said:

I already enjoyed the picture, and am still enjoying it.

I think you would not have enjoyed the Bethel Art Department. A "Paradise" scene had to be scrutinized in every way you could imagine. We would have looked at the picture above and asked:

Does the brother need to have the facial hair?

Do all of the sisters need to be wearing jewelry?

Are any dresses too revealing?

Is the brother too muscular, not muscular enough?

Are the sisters too overweight, too underweight? Too pretty, not pretty enough?

Is there a good ratio of brothers versus sisters?

Is there an ideal age depicted? Not too old or too young?

Are there multiple races depicted?

Are there children?

Is everyone smiling?

Are any of the birds about to eat something that might be alive?

Are there any fishing poles on the boat? A motor? Any parts requiring a technical education?

Does the drink imply alcohol?

Does the straw look like plastic?

What about swimming clothes vs. casual clothes vs. meeting clothes?

Is there any specific language or alphabet depicted anywhere?

Does anything in the picture appear derivative or distracting?

Is it too perfect? Not perfect enough?

 

This picture is actually very good, and it would mostly pass the questioning. But, even so, it would not have made it into the Watch Tower publications in 1976-1982 without several revisions. As of 2005 or so, I think it might even be acceptable as is.

 

Hahaha, hilarious discussion going on here :D

I know the point you were trying to make, and of course you are right because one has to consider every possible aspect so that one does not give a cause for any kind of reproach or stumbling of anyone.  I "love" the artwork where everyone goes swimming fully dressed  so as not to offend others sensibilities regarding modesty. This was solved by dressing everyone in white robes in the latest video shown at the convention. I thought it looked a little creepy and reminded me fof Mormon baptisms :D:D. We have become too obsessed with that kind of thing I think. Thankfully we are not all like that in real life. In the 30's our books contained illustrations of full frontal views of Eve, nipples and all. It just shows how innocent society was in comparison to now. The porn industry is flourishing on the one hand, and on the other hand people are uber sensitive to showing any kind of flesh....

Anyway, as an artist myself, I couldn't help thinking that this looked like a patchwork of various poses put together in one. At first I thought the sister in the middle with the hat was modeled on a picture of Catherine Zeta Jones.....Then I recognized the signature and was able to check the brother's Instagram account, and sure enough, he was commissioned by a family to paint them in a paradise setting using several different photographs.... So this painting is not going to get anywhere near Bethel, but hangs in a living room.....

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