What a pathetic haul of books so far. I’ve been way too busy for my own good this year. Thankfully, that’s all over and done with now and I can hopefully squeeze in another one or two before the year’s out. Next year I’m aiming for 26.
It’s a fascinating story and the painting itself imprinted itself on me strongly when I saw it this past year in Amsterdam. It was probably the biggest surprise of all the paintings I saw in Europe. I wasn’t super familiar with Caravaggio before that trip and when I walked out of that exhibition I was a certified fan. The Taking of Christ was a big reason why- it’s an incredible painting.