05 September 2010

Wishful Wandering: Art Collection

As I am 110% positive that fame and fortune and all the requisite benefits that surely come with both are waiting for me just around the corner... up ahead there... after that turn in the road... and that mud-filled ditch... I am already planning for my collection of art masterpieces and making lists in my (delusional) mind of the pieces I would like to acquire.  Currently top of my list is Caravaggio's The Conversion of Saint Paul which I remember getting very hot and bothered over during an art history lecture in college... perhaps it was the darkened lecture hall or my racing hormones but I was spell bound by the figure of Saint Paul... his supine position, outstretched arms and beautifully rendered face... all those years of Sunday school prudishness tossed out the window by one masterful painting.

4 comments:

Dandy said...

Caravaggio! One of the wild boys of art, to be sure.

W.E. said...

Thank you for the dandy comment Sir Dandy!

Daniel-Halifax said...

Caravaggio has that way about him. What a distraction his painting will be when you purchase it (soon).

W.E. said...

A welcome distraction if there ever was one DH!