Thursday, April 06, 2006
A dream of heaven?
Christie's just sold JMW Turner's rendering of a Venice canal scene circa 1841. It is called "Giudecca, La Donna della Salute and San Giorgio". I have seen some paintings by renowned artists in my day but this one is in a league truly of its own. Words could never be enough to describe the feeling of complete serenity this work conveys. It's like a most vivid dream in Technicolor. Truly a masterpiece. This is one time that (IMHO) the amount of $35.8 Million US seems like a fair price. I can't stop staring at this painting. If only I had another $35.85 mil US lying around, I would have this hanging on my living room wall and forego the latest episode of "Deal or No Deal".