Friday, 30 May 2008

Rogier van der Weyden

IT IS BUSY here, a house of paintings and cistern-leakings, album finishings and off-to-town sellings, so in the meantime I thought I'd leave you with a favourite piece from a favourite Netherlandish painting... the beautifully painted and beautifully sad close up of Mary's weeping face in Rogier van der Weyden's Deposition.
A happy weekend to you all ...


6 comments:

Ciara said...

So moving. So beautiful.

Crista Noel Smith said...

Oh, that's absolutely stunning.

Aleksandra said...

Finally I found a blog for me.

d. moll, l.ac. said...

I first met this painting in High School Art History class and later "in person" while traveling through Europe with a back pack. It is an amazing painting. I love the hands too...

willow said...

Gorgeous.

papa herman said...

You might enjoy the book: 'The Altar and the Altarpiece: Sacramental Themes in Early Netherlandish Painting' by Barbara Lane.

She shares about the themes found in the Netherlandish paintings (and artwork) that were found in churches-- one learns that there was more to the painting than just the depictions painted.