Monday, February 13, 2012

Favorite Painting #1

St. Francis of Assisi in His Tomb, Francisco de Zurbaran, 1630AD, Milwaukee Art Museum

I have two favorite paintings ever. Today I'm sharing the first, St. Francis of Assisi in His Tomb. As a pre-teen I took a Saturday morning art class at the Milwaukee Art Museum in Milwaukee, WI and spent hours sitting on the floor in front of this painting. It's a massive painting, especially when you're 12. At that time it was in the corner of a small room and I liked having it all to myself. As an adult I've realized what an impact St. Francis has had on my life and how he makes his way into my work.

Amazing the memories you create and carry with you through life. Have you experienced a work of art that shook your core?

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