Friday, March 28, 2014
New Poem: "Saint Jerome"
Yesterday, during my lunch break, I went to the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City. I had just enough time to compare and contrast two radically different depictions of Saint Jerome, who was credited as the first to translate the Bible into Latin. The painting by the Dutch artist Bloemaert showed the saint as a cozy Santa Claus-like figure. Just feet away in the gallery, the painting (pictured) by the Italian artist d'Enrico showed the saint as a gaunt hermit in a filthy cave. A nice new addition to my Nelson-Atkins Ekphrastic Poetry collection was the result.