Wednesday, November 12, 2008

El Greco, Velazquez, and Pilgrimage...oh my!

For the past few months there was a great exhibit of the art work of El Greco and Velazquez--along with many other phenomenal paintings from the era of King Philip III of Spain--at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. The memories of the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela came flooding over me as I spent a day at the Prado before taking off for Ponferrada to being the pilgrimage to Santiago. Walking among the master painters works of art at the Prado, and then at the Nasher reminded me of the rich and vibrant church paintings, sculptures, and altarpieces that I saw along the way to Santiago.


Buen Camino!