The Madonna of Port Lligat, 1949
Oil on canvas
Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee
Today's art comes from the campus of Marquette University in Wisconsin. One of the things I find interesting about this work is that once it was finished, Dali submitted it to Pope Pius XII for approval. His Holiness did approve, but I wonder what would have happened if he hadn't. Would Dali have painted over it?
Previous Advent posts:
2004: Auden, "Well, so that is that"
2005: Urbino, Panel with the Adoration of the Magi
2006: A Happy New Year
2007: Luther, "A Prayer"