This week for Amy's Five on Friday meme I'd like to share with you four paintings and a church altar statue carved from wood that dates to the early 1700's.
They are just some of the beautiful works of art which made me catch my breath and stop to stare in wonder during our visit to the Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galéria), Budapest in May.
I'm calling this "sorting apples " because foolishly I didn't make a note of the artists name (I think he was Hungarian) or the title of the painting.
The young woman appears to be tired but also resigned to her task as the man staggers in with yet more apples to sort.
Giovanni Antonia Canal (Canaletto) "The Lock at Dolo" 1763
Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) "Virgin and Child with Saint Paul" ca 1540.
Csok Istvan "Do this in Memory of Me" 1890.
I like to study how artists paint the hands of their subjects, this young girls hands clutching the scarf fascinated me.
Early 18th c Hungarian Sculpture. "Saint Notburga"
Once again I was attracted to the hands, the right one was badly damaged but the left has remained virtually unscathed.
I couldn't help but think of all the prayers she had listened to over the centuries, or wonder how many had been answered.
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