Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Beautiful art collection in Canada

Now most of us don't have the capacity to acquire a museum-quality art collection, but sometimes it's just nice to appreciate what can be done by a group of people when they are given the right amount of money, great taste, and a love for really amazing art.

From Raphael to Carracci: The Art of Papal Rome at the National Gallery of Canada explores the work of such amazing artists as El Greco, Titian, and Michelangelo. The show was curated by Dr. David Franklin, an expert in the Italian Renaissance.

The exhibition reflects two levels of "collecting art" - (1) The acquiring of the National Gallery of these works and (2) the history of papal commissions and collections during the Renaissance.

The show will be continuing through September 30.