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