February 27, 2012

Leonardo and I

I have had a love affair with something for years now! And one of the loveliest things in the world happened to me yesterday. A friend took me to a movie theater for a presentation of the 9 November 2011 - 5 Febuary 2012 showing of an Art exhibit that was on at the National Gallery in London, England.

All I can say is it absolutely blew me away. The only thing that I could not do is stand in front of each canvas for an hour or more. But I got to see most of the important ones they had in the exhibit. I think that the most wonderful piece for me was the 'Salvator Mundi' or 'Saviour of the World'.

Although not one of the other canvases was far behind as far as the sheer thrill I felt seeing them. Two more that really hit me were the The Musician and La Belle Ferroniere.

Of course, one of the two most wonderful paintings we saw were the two versions of the Virgin of the Rocks' painting. This particular painting can be seen here, If this presentation ever is shown again in movie theaters or on television I strongly urge you to go see it or stay home and watch it. It is all very delightful food for the soul and very
educational as well!

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