Tag Archives: Christological Goldfinch

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 … 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 Abbey … 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. … 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 … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: Old Master Edition

I am in the National Gallery, gallery 3 enjoying Italian Gothic painting. Here is a tryptich of Puccio Di Simone and Allegretto Nuzi. The subject is Our Lady Enthroned, the infant Lord enthroned on her. The Lord had in His … Continue reading

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A day in New York

A wonderful day in NYC. It was warm and sunny.  Here is a nice view of my favorite tall building, the Chrysler Building, with its shining hubcaps. After lunch we caught a train to Columbus Circle and then had a … Continue reading

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