‘Charity’, Guido Reni
This one’s for Notabilia, who recently became a mother to a 6 1/2 lb. baby girl. A huge congratulatory holler to mom, pop and latest arrival !
Strolling through the 17th century Italian gallery just to eyeball Reni’s piece was a ritual of my Met visits. I wish I had a close-up snap of this, but the toddler on the extreme left, the one pointing to his suckling sibling ? – that kid’s mop of hair literally looked like it was spun from a mesh of shimmering, silken strands of soft gold fleece. Literally. I don’t know how Reni did it, but that’s what it looks like on the canvas.
Babies are awesome.
I’m thrilled for my pal.