Posts Tagged ‘Zurbaran’

Zurbaran St Francis of Assisi

The sacred made real: 17th century religious art from Spain

The first I heard from this exhibition was from this review in The Independent. What struck me, apart from the critic’s confusion about the religious and historical background, was the obvious emotional impact of the show. Then I saw this better informed review in The Art Tribune and knew I could not afford to miss this […]



Zurbaran Still life

Treasures from the Norton Simon travel to New York

The Norton Simon is one of my favorite museums in Los Angeles, or for that matter anywhere in the world. Beautiful architecture, housing collections of European and Asian art. In particular I rank Francisco de Zurbaran’s Still Life with Lemons, Oranges and a Rose (below) among the most remarkable paintings I have ever had the […]