Tuesday, January 5, 2010

St Cecilia

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Nicolas Poussin
(French, 1594-1665)
St Cecilia, 1627-1628
Oil on canvas

This is one of my favorite paintings of Saint Cecilia. For anyone who doesn't already know, St. Cecilia is the patron saint of music and is the subject of many paintings. She is almost always painted with some kind of musical instrument and an angel or two. Even though this painting looks fairly simple, every little detail is beautiful and the colors are gorgeous! Make sure to look at it closely! :)

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