Da Vinci encounter


Hanging out in Washington, DC, at the National Gallery of Art.

I think I can finally say that over time I have managed to see works from all of my favorite artists in person. With this piece, painted by Leonardo da Vinci in 1474, my fav list is complete. It’s the only da Vinci on public display in North America.

I am literally inches away from it and suddenly realize that these brush strokes were laid over 500 years ago. It’s a very direct connection to history to be in the presence of a masterpiece.

Photos cc by Jeremy Parnell.