Tuesday, November 24, 2009
These pics are from a few days back: The new playful jet fountain in front of the Brooklyn Museum, dramatic even in the dark of a November 5pm. And Jesus Ministered to by Angels, one of the more fascinating of James Tissot's exquisite late 19th century watercolors of the Life of Christ on display there. Most of the watercolors - the citizens of Brooklyn pooled resources to buy all 350 of them when the Museum was just starting - are naturalistic, full of color and detail informed by Tissot's travels in the Holy Land. Just often enough, though, a scene reminds you that Jesus' life wasn't just an interesting historical episode.