Caravaggio. A pilgrimage.

I came to Italy for Pompeii, but I came to Rome for Caravaggio. I encountered my first Caravaggio painting at the Louvre when I came across his convincing depiction of the “Death of the Virgin.” There was something so three-dimensionally lifelike about the recumbent image of Mary that convinced me that this man named Caravaggio wasContinue reading “Caravaggio. A pilgrimage.”

Caspar David Friedrich

Everyone has their favorite artist, some artist that they connect to in their heart. Some people adore Monet for his colors, some love Van Gogh for his vitality, and some might love Picasso just because they know of no other artist. For myself, it is Caspar David Friedrich whom I fell for because I amContinue reading “Caspar David Friedrich”

A Little Known Artist

I have always been a fan of Japanese woodcut pictures. There is something about the simplicity of design and the vibrant use of color that attracts my eye. The art of woodcut prints involves reducing a scene to its most essential elements, and it takes a discerning eye to see something for simply what itContinue reading “A Little Known Artist”