Frederick Leighton, Cimabue’s Madonna Carried in Procession (1853-1855)
After [Cimabue’s] return to Florence he made for the church of S. Maria Novella a picture of our Lady, which work was of larger size than those that had been made before that time, and the angels that stand round, although they are in the Greek manner, yet show something of the modern style. Therefore this work caused such marvel to the people of that time, never having seen a better, that it was borne in solemn procession with trumpets and great rejoicing from the house of Cimabue to the church, and he himself received great honours and rewards.
- Giorgio Vasari, The Lives of the Artists
Jenna Anne (via creatingaquietmind)
Yes. Sometimes my mind needs my body.