Friday, March 13, 2015

Next Scottish Galleries Masterpiece

Walk: de Young, Mindful Body
Distance: 1 mile and take yoga class

So, did you recognize this painting as a Vermeer?  Ciwt actually did not.  Perhaps because of its unusually (for him) large size and unusual (for him) biblical subject matter.  Probably both of these anomalies mean the painting was commissioned, most likely by a Catholic Church.

But still there is that glowing light of Vermeer's, the quiet intimacy among the subjects, and have you ever seen a more human and relaxed portrayal of Jesus?

Johannes Vermeer
Dutch 1632-1675
Christ in the House of Martha and Mary, ca. 1654-1655
5'3" x 4'8"
oil on canvas

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