February 16, 2013

"She looks as though she is cradling an imaginary child. Perhaps she is thinking about her namesake, the Virgin Mary, and reflecting on the mystery of the mother whose divine child is foredoomed to die"
Andrew Graham-Dixon on Caravaggio’s ‘Penitent Magdalene’

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    I wrote my Baroque paper on this painting! Oh, Caravaggio, you are amazing.
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    Profound speculation.
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