The Native Tourist
reformed/biblical observations on Christianity and culture

Tuesday, May 30, 2006
The Portland Art Museum was free yesterday and really wanted to see the show of Italian painting from the Brescia city/region.

It was all pretty art historical, which I love. There were a number of high quality Rennaissance portraits. Even some Dutch lanscapes (some of these guys got around!) But the delight of the entire show was a group of paintings by Giacomo Ceruti of peasants painted in greys and tans against plain backgrounds. These were simply stunning.