Friday, January 18, 2013

Caravaggio Show at LACMA



Last weekend I had spent some quality time with my honey and we went to the Caravaggio show at the LACMA.
It was crowded of course, but to see these paintings in person that were painted in the 1500's and 1600's is amazing.

The first time I saw a Caravaggio painting in person, "Supper at Emmaus" was either at the J Paul Getty museum in Malibu for a special show, or it's home at the National Gallery in London.  I remember walking into a fairly dark room with the paintings lit.  When I saw this painting I just stopped, I was captivated by the light and shadows, the moment of the scene, and of course the hands.  It was a wonderful experience embedded in my memory.