Diane and I had the opportunity to see the Carlo Crivelli exhibit at the remarkable Gardner Museum yesterday.
Carlo Crivelli (1430-1494), a Venetian, was a marvelous and little known Renaissance painter who worked in Northern Italy.
Crivelli, whose work was appreciated by Berenson when he suggested that Isabella buy one of his works (St. George and The Dragon) has ‘come into his own’ so to speak.

St. George

St. George

His paintings are full of life, luxuriant and dazzling.

The Annunciation, with Saint Emidius

The Annunciation, with Saint Emidius

There is little I can say that has not already been well-written by Sebastian Smee in his Boston Globe article or Roberta Smith in her New York Times article.

Suffice it to say that any day at The Gardner is worth every minute, and if you have a chance, visit the Crivelli exhibit. You will not be disappointed.

And oh yes, be sure to have lunch at the museum.

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