Monday, April 14, 2008
The Pardon in Brittany by Bouveret at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
As I was being "shooed" out of the Metropolitan Museum of Art at 5:30 P.M. on Sunday night as the museum was closing, I happened to almost bump into the beautiful painting by Bouveret, "The Pardon of Brittany." The Pardon painting captures pilgrims in various poses, with some pilgrims in bare feet, standing in the snow, holding onto their rosaries, dressed in shades of black and grey, with women wearing their white hats. The procession is powerful and emotionally moving as you look deep into the eyes of the people seeking forgiveness for sins.