When I saw this week’s assignment “Blue” I knew immediately which photo I wanted to share. This one, my favorite of all of the photos I took in Rome.
Like so many things in life, you have to see things in person to really appreciate them, but just look at the blue in the angels gown. I was in awe of how the the artists was able to paint and give the blue to effect of having a gold shimmer. It was gorgeous, the most beautiful to me of the many, many, many pieces I saw in the Vatican museum.
The artist was Ludwig Seitz, and I really can’t find a whole lot of info on him. Wikipedia is a blank. I can’t find the exact title of the piece easily either. I’m sure it’s all somewhere, but the info is not easily forthcoming. She’s beautiful anyway, with her full, colorful wings, pointing with her left arm towards heaven trying to redirect the old man’s attention from the dirt he is toiling in. The most beautiful of all of the beautiful things I saw in Rome.
Here are a few other bits of Vatican art that a) have some blue to share with you and b) caught my eye. All of them painted by Raphael.
Short and sweet, this is what I have to tell you about “Blue”.