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CHRISTOLOGICAL GOLDFINCH ALERT!

I visited, too briefly, the Cleveland Museum of Art and found several fine examples of the now world-reknowned Christological Goldfinch.
But two were different.
Often you will see the finch grasped by the little Christ in his hand.  The bird is usually … Continue reading

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Christological well… not quite… Edulcorated Goldfinch Alert!

Long time readers here have seen my shots of Christological Goldfinches from Medieval and Renaissance paintings and statues snapped during my museum visits.
Here is a detail from one I shot in the Louvre a while back by the Master of the … Continue reading

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Paris: Day 1 – Of surf and turf

The flight was uneventful and on time.  I used the wonderful Uber to get from the airport to town for only €35.
We had variations on “surf and turf” starting with terrine and snails.

On to sole meunière and steak tartare.

Yum.

The view.

 
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The Feeder Feed: Chicago Edition

This morning took me to the Chicago Art Institute. I was especially keep to see some Impressionists, but I started in chronological order in European paintings.
This is interesting. Here is something by Matteo di Giovanni (+1495), part of a series … Continue reading

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Rome – Day 9: Caravaggio and Tramezzini and Uccelli

This mornings breakfast of champions. You can’t always have a cornetto. Pizza bianca and mortadella. Yum. Just enough salt.

It was time to look for those time pieces.  Off I went to Santa Maria degli Angeli, built into the ruins of … Continue reading

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Day 17 – NYC: Finch and Cardinal and Borscht and Beer

Thus begins my last full day on the road.
Yesterday we were at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Here is a nice little Sienese Madonna and Child by a favorite of mine, Sano di Pietro (+1481).  I’m thinking his workshop did … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: Motor City Edition

I am in Detroit! I just finished giving talks on sacred art at the Detroit Institute of Arts, a great museum.
Now that I can visit a gallery, I noticed a splendid Christological Goldfinch!
Here is a painting by Benozzo Gozzoli from … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: Christological Goldfinch Sighting!

I am at the Detroit Institute of Art for the day. After the court decision, some of the art here will surely be sold off. Ah the fruit of the decades long efforts of liberal democrats!
In any event…
This … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: Chicago Edition

I had a way too brief visit to Chicago’s Institute of Art. I hadn’t been for a while and I was eager to refamiliarize myself with the collection.
During the visit, I spied this, which I am sure will interest you … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: surprise Goldfinch

I am at the Met (big surprise) and I have been surprised by Christological Goldfinch in an unusual place.
On the one hand our finch is is in usual place: baby Jesus hand.
On the other hand, our finch is in … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: packed museum edition

The Metropolitan Museum is jam-packed today, which is to be expected. I limited myself to a brief assault just to see a couple pieces. I did, however, want to share a Christological goldfinch in this painting by Sano di Pietro … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: Scruffy and Christological Goldfinch Edition

I haven’t posted much about the birds at the feeder.  This, and a recent trip to the Detroit Institute of Art, gives me a chance to use a feature the blog’s software offers and which I have never used.
Here are … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: Rose Without Thorns Edition

Here is a lovely statue of Mary, portrayed as a Queen, with her scepter of a stem of roses. She was made in about 1350. This statue is related to one in silver given by Jeanne d’Evreux to the … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: Christological Finch Edition

The Met in New York has a new acquisition. It is a splendid painting by Perino del Vaga, a student of Raphael, who was very active in Rome and Genoa.
The painting was recently cleaned.

Here is His little Goldfinch.

From another era … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: caged in the museum edition

Yesterday I felt compelled by a Strong Inner Voice to visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Some old/news stuff is back, btw.  More on that elsewhere.
In any event, I enjoyed this little moment.
Manuel Osorio Manrique de Zuñiga painted by Goya, in … Continue reading

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