Cathy_of_Alex in Ecstacy
St. Catherine of Alexandria by Bernardo Strozzi
This evening I went to see A Passion for Paintings: Old Masters from the Wadsworth Atheneum at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA).
Wonderful, awesome, beautiful!!
I HIGHLY recommend this exhibition if you have any interest in Italian Baroque, Italian Renaissance and religious oil paintings
I was beside myself. I may even see it again and buy an exhibition catalogue. I've been an MIA member for 16 years and I've never even thought about buying an exhibition catalogue.
A seafaring painting by Turner, a landscape by Gainsborough, 2 paintings of my patron saint, Catherine of Alexandria, that I'd never heard of, a Caravaggio of St. Francis in Ecstacy (It was great but The Taking of Christ remains my favorite Caravaggio), 2 paintings of the Holy Family, numerous examples of Caravaggio's influence, paintings from Greek and Roman mythology, scenes of Rome, several paintings of saints: including one of St. Ursula that was very powerful.
The exhibition is at the MIA until January 7, 2007. Information on the show is here