October 05, 2006

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


Blogger Unknown said...

The "ecstasy" was before she heard you type THOSE words!

October 06, 2006 3:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great likeness of ya, Cathy! :)

I LOVE the colors--beautiful!

God bless!

October 08, 2006 1:08 PM  
Blogger Adoro said...

Hey! I wanna go see the exhibit, but I don't know many people who are into art...are you interested in going again with another Catholic friend? :-)

October 08, 2006 7:01 PM  

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