Thursday, July 12, 2012

The Walters

The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore 
June 28th 2012

Staircase in entrance.


 I took this visit and mainly focused on the early christian art.
It is interesting and often odd.

 Old old bible, notice crucifix inside crystal and the four gospels carved in ivory.

 Judith beheading Holofernes

 This is the Mother Mary carved from an elephant tusk, and so she "leans" due to the natural curve of a tusk, this became liked and artists started including the lean in paintings of Mary, which came to be known as the "Gothic Sway"


Where the Walters does restorations.

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