Milwaukee Art Museum
Heather MacLaren Johnson
This contemporary take on the arch when repeated creates an arcade that is unique from the historical arcade, which is usually based on a typical arch. - Rebekah's original positing of this image explores the space for its use of arches. I am choosing to look at it through the perspective of a corridor.
Art from Spain - Francisco de Zurbarán (1598 – 1664). "Saint Francis of Assisi in his tomb". Zurbarán's powerful portrayal concentrates solely on the figure of the saint, who stands before us full-length, and dressed in the wool garments worn by the Franciscan monks. A high, peaked cowl casts his face into darkness and focuses our attention on the saint's meditative state and on the golden skull he clutches to his chest-the object of his intense contemplation. Milwaukee Art Museum.