Jacopo da Pontormo: The Carmignano Visitation (1528)

Hat Tip Many thanks to Sister Renee at Lavish Mercy for introducing me to this painting in the post A Feast Women Treasure. Learn More Carmignano Visitation at wikiwand Jacopo (da) Pontormo at wikiwand Jacopo Carucci da Pontormo, his life and work by Frederick Mortimer Clapp See More Jacopo da Pontormo at wikimedia Happy Sunday!…

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo: The Immaculate Conception (1767-69)

Hat Tip Many thanks to Sister Renee at Lavish Mercy for introducing me this painting in the post She Could Have Said, “No” Read More Giovanni Battista Tiepolo at wikiwand More about this painting at wikiwand More about this painting at Prado Museum, Madrid, See More Giovanni Battista Tiepolo at ArtUK Giovanni Battista Tiepolo at…

Sam Robson and Friends: O come, O come, Emmanuel

O come, O come, Emmanuel O come, O come, Emmanuel And ransom captive Israel That mourns in lonely exile here Until the Son of God appear Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel Shall come to thee, O Israel. O come, Thou Rod of Jesse, free Thine own from Satan’s tyranny From depths of Hell Thy people save And…

Palestrina and Fra Angelico

“The Annunciation represents the biblical story in which Archangel Gabriel announces to the Virgin Mary that she has been chosen to be the mother of Jesus. These two panels were once part of a large altarpiece, placed to the left and right above a central painting and held within an elaborate frame. Fra Angelico represented…

Autumn: Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Leo Putz

Autumn Song By Dante Gabriel Rossetti Know’st thou not at the fall of the leaf How the heart feels a languid grief Laid on it for a covering, And how sleep seems a goodly thing In Autumn at the fall of the leaf? And how the swift beat of the brain Falters because it is…

Umberto Boccioni: Three Women (1909–10)

Who Is Umberto Boccioni? Umberto Boccioni was an influential Italian painter and sculptor who helped shape the revolutionary aesthetic of the Futurism movement despite his death at the age of thirty-three during WW1. The three women in this portrait are Boccioni’s mother, sister, and long time lover. Read More Umberto Boccioni at wikiwand See More…

Umberto Boccioni: The Street Pavers (1914)

Boccioni was a member of the Futurists, a group of Italian artists who announced their existence in 1909 with a manifesto published on the front page of the French paper, Le Figaro. The group called for the abandonment of the past in favor of modern life and aimed to represent the metropolis in “multicolored and…

Catchlight:Leonardo…a fun guy

A little history, a little art, and a controversy! Reblogged from Catchlight. This portrait is generally referred to as La Bella Principessa. The appellation was given by art historian Martin Kemp, a leading authority on the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci. The sitter is thought to be Bianca Giovanna Sforza, an illegitimate daughter…

Jacopo Ligozzi: Christ Carrying the Cross (1604)

The Power of Narrative Painting Much has been written about Jacopo Ligozzi’s Christ Carrying the Cross, a dramatic narrative portrayal of Christ surrounded by his persecutors and onlookers on the way to Calvary. I did not understand the power of this painting until studying the enlarged details in the face of Christ. With close proximity,…

Giotto: The Arrest of Christ (Kiss of Judas)

Gospel Mt 26:14-25 One of the Twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said,“What are you willing to give meif I hand him over to you?”They paid him thirty pieces of silver,and from that time on he looked for an opportunity to hand him over. On the first day of the…

Giotto: Flight Into Egypt

Read More Web Gallery of Art, Giotto’s Scenes from the Life of Christ Coventry Carol at Sister Renee’s Lavish Mercy post ‘Holy Innocents’ Thanks for Visiting 🙂 ~Sunnyside

Giotto and Tchaikovsky: Birth of Christ

Wishing you all peace and joy on Christmas Eve. [We], who mystically representing the cherubim and singing the thrice-holy hymn to the life-creating Trinity, let us now lay aside every worldly care so that we may raise up the king of all who is invisibly borne aloft by the angelic orders Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia  …

The Flagellation – 14th Century Italian Embroidery

One of Twelve: Life of Christ The Flagellation is one of twelve panels attributed to Geri Lapi depicting the life of Christ, of which nine are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This embroidered panel representing the Flagellation is a remarkable expression of the Florentine Gothic style. While the needlework has been attributed to the…

Federico Andreotti: Gypsy Beauty

This One, I Like! Florentine artist Federico Andreotti’s usual painting style of “elaborate period dress and affected airs… sometimes described as Rococo Revival” [1] does NOT appeal to me in general.  However, Gypsy Beauty, is undeniably captivating and is the creation of a talented artist. Andreotti successfully captures the quiet joy of this dark haired…

Adolfo Tommasi: Petriolo near Florence (1884)

  Click for Enlarged Image     Details Owner/Location: Private collection Dates: 1884 Artist age: Approximately 33 years old. Dimensions: Height: 99 cm (38.98 in.), Width: 201.5 cm (79.33 in.) Medium: Painting – oil on canvas Image Credit Adolfo Tommasi, Petriolo near Florence, (1884) source: The Athenaeum. Thanks for Visiting! 🙂 The End

Jacopo da Montagna: The Visitation, The Adoration, The Last Supper, The Agony in the Garden, The Resurrection, The Ascension

  Click for enlarged image: Jacopo da Montagna. 1440-1499. Padoua The Visitation, The Adoration, The Last Supper, The Agony in the Garden, The Resurrection, The Ascension. Prague National Gallery Sternberski Palace Some rights reserved  by jean louis mazieres  Jacopo da Montagna. 1440-1499. Padoua The Visitation, The Adoration, The Last Supper, The Agony in the Garden,…