When encountering an art piece, we initially consider the technique, the artists story, and whatever the painting screams at us in the spur of the moment. The latter is typically dependent on what we bring forth to viewing, what WE have been through. But what about what the painting has been through? When viewing the Mona Lisa, you’re likely admiring the same grooves as a Noble did in 1600 Italy, or even King Francis I. This painting is not just a masterpiece but a portal between the past and the present, made possible only by the travels of that painting. A painting travels all around the globe in its lifetime. In some cases, it has been stolen & recovered, praised & criticized, ruined & restored, or even been the catalyst to a revelation. The beauty of a painting, no colors considered, is its ethereal and immortal nature. What’s more astonishing...
Sep 27, 2022