Many art historians say: El Greco was a pioneer Modern painter.
I have no interest in this thesis. El Greco is an L.R.S. Hall-of-Famer by his own merits. He is the greatest painter ever. He is in a class by himself.
I have to admit that I never noticed that St. Mary Magdalene is in El Greco’s Saint Peter in Penitence. She is rushing from the empty tomb, with the angel behind her. (Just to the left of St. Peter’s right elbow.)
(FYI: El Greco painted this subject at least six times. The Phillips Collection houses one.)
…Had enough Christmas sentimentality? Check out this hard-nosed Epiphany poem by another L.R.S. Hall-of-Famer…
…Speaking of Epiphany, it is a good day to mark your calendars with the most important days of the year. Click here, and scroll down to page 3.
Also, here is a homily for the Solemnity, with a little something thrown in for the Feast of the Holy Name:
When the wise men arrived in Bethlehem, they learned something they did not yet know.