"Edson’s vivid portrayal of the urban area, as well as the working class and underclass, creates a vision of Saint John that highlights the discrepancy between the pre-modern idyllic notion of life in Atlantic Canada and the more complicated reality of the region."

-The New Brunswick Literary Encyclopedia

Friday, January 1, 2010

The Temptation of St. Anthony

I was in Ottawa over the holidays and went to the National Gallery. I used to go there all the time when I was in school and now I only get to go whenever I'm in town.

This is one of my favourites in the permanent collection; Hieronymus Bosch's "The Temptation of St. Anthony" (painted around 1490). It's a tiny little painting that's hard to find if you don't know exactly where it is in the gallery. Luckily for me it has kept the same spot on the wall since 1999.


Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

Jerrod Edson said...

Thanks--I try not to post anything till I've got something to say so there's usually only a post a month or so...