I met Perry at the DAM yesterday evening for the opening of Glory of Venice: Masterworks of the Renaissance. Otherwise known as fifty paintings of Mary holding Jesus while posing with Joseph and miscellaneous saints. Yawn! The exhibit includes significant paintings by Venetian artists, such as Titian, Bellini and Carpaccio, created in the mid-1400’s and early 1500’s. Many of the works are on loan from Venice’s Gallerie dell’Accademia, the Scuola Grande di San Rocco in Venice and the Fondazione Magnani Rocca in Parma. Clearly, Renaissance art is not my thing but the show is excellently curated and staged.
It was the first time I’d seen Perry since she returned from summering in Michigan. It was good to catch up with her. Perry may join me for the art tour tonight.