Sunday, April 16, 2006

happy easter

[picture removed as requested]

(if you celebrate that kinda thing)

In case anyone is wondering, the picture used for the logo for the 40 Days of Lent postings (below) was taken in the Prado Museum in Madrid. All major museums have their less favored sections, rooms with beautiful collections that just aren't as popular with the public. The Metropolitan has several areas that would be highlights at almost any other museum, but are sparsely attended. The Islamic tile room, and recreation of a Japanese garden and a high ceilinged room full of Buddha statues come to mind.

Similarly, the basement of the Prado contains the cafeteria and three small rooms filled with beautiful objects, including a mosaic of Christ at Gethsemane. This isn't a painting, but a mosiac made up of small marble and stone shaped and fitted together. Even more incredible was the fact that it was about 12" x 12" - those were mighty small pieces of stone. The entire piece glowed beneath the lights.

Enjoy the holiday Sunday, everyone.

7 comments:

Carol said...

Oh please, please start posting again. I really liked feeling like I got to chat with you every day during Lent.

And please, please, replace that awful picture. The Easter Bunny is appalled.

Iva said...

I agree with Carol on both issues.
Mom

the hanged man said...

That's funny. Last night my friend Karl also requested I start posting online again...

I had planned to, it's just that I've been busy since Easter.

Kalli "Pops" Gustav said...

Yeah, get posting, pallie. And who requested you remove the picture? When did that happen?

Julie said...

Well, you can't post this weekend - you'll be too busy entertaining ... me!

the hanged man said...

Actually, I've had a computer chip implanted in my brain that allows me post online by just thinking about it! So if at some point I say "Wait a minute, I'm talking to Carol right now" you'll know I'm not crazy.

See you this weekend.

Carol said...

Well, Geez, I didn't mean take it down. I meant update the blog with something new! Maybe Iva didn't like it.