Sunday, September 21, 2014

Off with His and Her Heads!

The Martyrdom of Saint Barbara

The Metropolitan Museum has, on permanent display, 45 rooms full of what they call "European Paintings 1250-1800." That sounded pretty cool, but I walked through the whole exhibit in about ten minutes and only two caught my eye. Here they are, both the work of Lucas Cranach the Elder, completed between 1510 and 1530. The painting above is particularly interesting in that it depicts a concerned Richard Robinson (third from left) of The Broken Bullhorn looking on. We can only conclude that either Mr. R has a time machine, or he's much older than he looks. 

 Judith with the Head of Holofernes

1 comment:

Oscar said...

Gory and dark are those artistic paintings, a reflection of the times no doubt.