April 10, 2008

Life in the City

We had a good weekend with a lot of time spent in both Dallas and Fort Worth. In Dallas we discovered a great little grocery store/cafe that was straight out of Europe (complete with Kinder candy, Bueno bars, bottles of mead, a fresh bakery, really narrow isles, and German cola). It was a great find and actually brought tears to Laura’s eyes when she found the Bueno bars.

In Fort Worth we did our usual museum hopping, seeing an alright exhibition at the modern by Martin Puryear, and then visited the Water gardens. A brief visit to the Kimbell was a reminder of both how great their permanent collection is and specifically how much I like Caravaggio. So I leave you with a few peices of this brawling Italian’s art:

Cardsharps (currently owned by the Kimbell)

The Conversion of Saint Paul on the Road to Damascus

The Crucifixion of Saint Peter

The Incredulity of Saint Thomas

The Calling of Saint Matthew


Ched said...

I love Caravaggio's work.

"The Incredulity of Saint Thomas" is particularly moving.

Batman said...

Ahhh Caravaggio! Dolche far niete!