Posts about painting

The Descent of Christ Into Limbo

What is it they say? “I don’t know what art I like; but I know it when I see it.” I was captivated by this golden, glowing painting in the Santa Croce church of Florence when we visited in 2011. I don’t know whether it was the depth of detail in the painting, the tremendously […]

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Visiting Seurat

Photography in London art galleries is strongly frowned upon, so this is a discreet cameraphone shot. The impressionist painting on the wall is "Une Baignade, Asnières" ("Bathers at Asnières") and surprises first-time visitors, who often don’t expect the famous image to be over two metres tall and three metres wide. Asnières is an industrial suburb […]

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