Thursday, January 26
MADONNA OF THE GARDEN HOSE
Something about this scene I walked by the other day put me in mind of that painting by Caravaggio, where the Madonna is subduing the serpent of evil. This Madonna is just a chipped garden ornament, but still evokes that same feeling of simultaneous blessing and banishing. A sort of wary benevolence. Extremely balanced. Of course it could all have come to mind just because she was momentarily sunlit in this very dramatic caravaggiesque way.