Friday, April 23, 2010

The Blue Madonna


This is my most favorite painting at The Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota Florida. The Blue Madonna (oil on canvas) by Carlo Dolci a Florentine painter during the 17th century. Dolci was a child prodigy and he actually did this painting at the age of 16, he lived most of his life in Florence Italy and actually became internationally famous in his own lifetime. This photograph taken on a recent trip to the museum really does not do it justice - the light that comes off of this painting in person is hard to describe. Mable Ringling was a huge fan of Baroque art the gallery is filled with some elaborate pieces from the 16th and 17th centuries and forward. This piece just stands out to me above the rest - if you ever get a chance to go to the museum make sure you find The Blue Madonna she will take your breath away.

19 comments:

Martha said...

Beautiful RP!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! :-)

Carolyn Ford said...

I probably did see her last May! I wasn't into blogging yet, so, photographing pieces of art wasn't something I did there. In fact, I wasn't thrilled to go to this museum...my husband insisted. I hated to admit within 5 minutes of being there that I loved it! It is a wonderful place and the art is tops! Beautiful!

Moogie said...

Beautiful!!!

Intense Guy said...

Happy Birthday!!! (Over from Martha's)

:)

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday!!! (Came by way of Martha)
Lisa

Paula said...

Came here by way of Martha to wish you a very happy birthday.

That corgi :) said...

came from Martha's to wish you happy birthday! hope it was a great day!

amazing that this painting was painted by a 16 y/o!! if I ever get down to Florida, it would be cool to see it!

enjoy the weekend

betty

Kathy said...

Happy Birthday from me too!

Jama said...

Just came over from Martha's....to wish you a Happy Birthday! have a great time celebrating with your love ones.

Manang Kim said...

It is very pretty and I like how the light shows the pretty face of the Madonna. Thanks for sharing! Happy weekend!

CC~Stuff toys

Manang Kim said...

Happy Birthday!!^_^

Lyndsey said...

Happy Birthday!!! (Came by way of Martha)
It's nice to see another local blog here in Florida! Nice space you have here.

Ricepatty said...

Thank your Martha and everyone for all of the birthday wishes - yes it was another fun one :)

~3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Popping in via Menagerie to wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

BLOGitse said...

Happy birthday!
That Blue Madonna looks really beautiful!

Have a great week ahead,
greetings from Casablanca!

BLOGitsePHOTOS

Martha said...

This is stunning!! Thank you for sharing this.
Happy Birthday also, RicePatty.

Sweet and Savory said...

Happy Birthday. May you experience many more years filled with joy and good health and all that you need.

fini said...

Lovely photo you have there.
BTW, I heard it's your birthday..Hope you are having a blast! happy Birthday from me :)

B : ) said...

She's beautiful - reminds me of a girl named Teresa with whom I used to work. Happy belated birthday : ) NOT - I already told you more privately.