Saturday, June 09, 2007

Rudy Giuliani at the Met

Apparently, if you want to imagine St Dominic, one option is to think of Rudy Giuliani.

Not everyone's first choice, but according to a few folks encountered by the New Yorker's "Talk of the Town" this week he was the first choice of Renaissance painter Carlo Crivelli (1457 - 1493). Or at least, someone who looks an awful lot like Rudy.

You can read the encounter here.

You can also find an illustration in black and white of the painting in question here. Catch the resemblance? Me neither. Just two skinny bald guys with thin noses.

Maybe if the illustration were in colour. Or maybe you have to be a New Yorker. Or maybe the TOTT's intrepid reporter needs a prescription adjustment on the ole monocle.

Mind you, I wouldn't object to Rudy being more like St Dominic. A whole lot more like St Dominic.