Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Ash Wednesday

François Marius Granet 1775-1849
La cérémonie des cendres dans une église de Rome/ The ceremony of distributing ashes in a church in Rome 1844
Pen, black pencill, brown ink, aquarelle 24cm x 37cm
Musée du Louvre département des Arts graphiques, Paris

Granet`s most famous painting is of Capuchins celebrating Mass in Rome. Ingres was jealous of him

His subjects were of historical or romantic interest.

This drawing of a contemporary scene is of historical interest: a ceremony taking place over 160 years ago and still taking place today.