Thursday, June 12, 2014

Worth a Thousand Words: The Cardsharps

The Cardsharps by Caravaggio (c.1594)
This is via My Daily Art Display where a series is beginning on Georges de la Tour. He was greatly inspired by Caravaggio, who is a favorite of mine (more than de la Tour, I'm afraid). Go take a look at the post because it features a lot of art and really interesting observations.

And don't let anyone you don't know well stand behind you when you're playing cards.


  1. What a wonderful expressive painting.

    Visiting here from Manny's blog.

    God bless.

    1. Hi Victor ... isn't it great in the way it depends on your understanding of body language to see how innocent the victim is? Manny is the greatest, right? :-)

    2. Manny is really well-read and his posts about literature are well-researched and very educational.

      You're right. This painting really captures the body language. Caravaggio's self-portrait is very expressive too.

      God bless.

    3. Sorry ... the chalk portrait of Caravaggio I had in mind is by Ottavio Leoni.

      God bless.