Saturday - I ventured to Fort Worth to the Kimbell Art Museum for their special exhibit - Flesh and Blood. Italian masterpieces were featured from the Capodimonte Museum in Naples. Nothing like the Renaissance - the shadows and lights. From across the room, they glow.
Nothing like a Caravaggio (The Flagellation of Christ) to make one feel holy. I worshiped in this house of art
Poor Saint Jerome. As you can tell - not many people were at the Kimbell. Not like a usual Saturday. Everyone wore masks, stayed respectfully apart, and there was no touching.
Feasts. So much going on in this picture. The wrath of God does await.
Chiaroscuro - dramatic contrasts between light and dark.
And I liked this still life of morning glories and snow ball flowers.
So many of the still-lifes were lovely -rich table settings and yet always - a goat's head plopped in the middle. Not appetizing to me.
I enjoyed my time at the Kimbell and the step back to the late 1500s - 1600s. Art enriches the soul.
Then home for a lazy swim on a very hot day - our pool is now mid-90s. Whew!
Joanne Faries, originally from the Philadelphia area, lives in Texas with her husband Ray. She considers herself fortunate to be able to pursue a writing career after eons in the business world. Joanne enjoys reading and movies, and is the film critic for the Little Paper of San Saba.