Thursday, July 27, 2023

Painting pictures


Recently we went to the Saint Minneapolis museum, known now as the MIA. Caravaggio's Judith and Holofernes is visiting just our city in an event that boggles the mind. How good is Judith and Holofernes? There literally is no painting on the face of the earth that is better or more amazing than this one. And of the smattering of paintings that equal the level of it, many of them were also painted by Caravaggio.

But I'm not here to talk about that. I'm here to introduce you to what I'll call my painting pictures. As I said yesterday, I am on vacation now, and during this time I will be rolling out a great deal of photoshop work, with or without commentary, for your edification. A large amount of the source material for these "photographs" come from this particular trip to the museum. I took many photos of paintings, particularly 16th and 17th century European ones.

You'll be seeing a lot of these in the next week or two.

I'll try to pick a good one, from Venice, to get you started.

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