Jusepe de Ribera, Saint Joseph (ca. 1635)
I think the famous Ludwig Mies van der Rohe phrase “Less is More” finds here, backwards, its perfect application: the painting is all about Joseph’s ecstatic contemplation of the Highest; only those little white almond blossoms distract our attention from his captivated eyes, but, at the same time, they immediately remind us of the real centre of the painting through the same use of colours.
P.S. Happy new year!
I’d like to meet you someday, far, very far from here.
If someone ever tells you a certain song is important to them you should turn it up and lay on your bed and close your eyes and really listen to it even if its 10 minutes long because at the end you will know that person much better I think
My love for this post is unbelievable.