Tuesday, May 18, 2010

By The Hand Of The Artist ~ Creation's Beauty

How shall I choose to spend my days
Be they in gratitude and praise
How shall I choose to see your face
But by your smile and loving grace
How shall I feel this Presence known
By Creation's beauty eternally shown.

Rose Marie Raccioppi

Agnolo Bronzino, "Head of a Smiling Young Woman in Three-Quarter View", ca. 1542-43.
Charcoal and black chalk (with stumping), highlighted with white chalk,
on white paper; some outlines stylus-incised.
Musée du Louvre, Département des Arts

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