Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Art and Beauty Tuesday--John Atkinson Grimshaw
I love how the three-fold path on the right side of the painting is lit up by the moon. It almost looks like the light is from within the path itself. This brightly lit trinitarian path remind me that the Blessed Mother is said to be like the moon because she reflects the light of Christ.
This blog doesn't do Grimshaw's painting justice because the light from the moon spreads out across the entire painting like tinsel on a Christmas tree and yet, the eye is drawn back to the three paths converging on the hay bale on the right side of the picture.
Click here to see it larger at the Art Renewal Center.