Month: September 2017

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Art Subjects

The First Visit to an Art Museum is wonderful and overwhelming.

Primarily, don’t over-think-it and just let it wash over you. Hopefully you will get lost. When it is time to leave, if you are like me, you’ll have no idea how to get-out-of-here.

Next, you will reach a point where you want to know more about the Subject of the Painting and the story behind it.
For example consider: Rembrandt’s Saint Matthieu et L’Ange:
St. Matthew and the Angel, captures the popular image of an angel dictating the Christian texts to the Disciple Matthew. She is whispering into his ear, he is capturing this with a feather plucked from the Angel’s wing.
Mathew could be a self-portrait of the grizzled and aged Rembrandt.
The Angel could have been been modeled after Rembrandt’s son Titus.

Biblical Stories

Mythology

Historical Events

People
(and why this person is important)

Places

Things