with two very different portraits of the saint. (Five minutes left in her feast day!) First, Katrina Fernandez offers a sheaf of portraits, of which my favorite by far is the muscular, off-center, whirlingly ecstatic interpretation of Giambattista Pittoni. Then Joanne McPortland writes about her ongoing relationship with the saint, and offers a hushed, serene, almost doll-like portrayal by Georges de la Tour.
Two Tributes to Mary Magdalene
July 22, 2013 by Eve Tushnet
Filed Under: Art, Mackerel-Snapping Tagged With: a cloud of witnesses, His banner over me was love, on beauty and being dust, weird saints
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