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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

Giotto and Tchaikovsky: Birth of Christ

Wishing you all peace and joy! ~Sunnyside 🙂   [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  …

Segna di Buonaventura: Saint Benedict (1320s)

‘Saint Benedict’ Artist: Segna di Buonaventura (Italian, active Siena by 1298–died 1326/31) Date: 1320s Medium: Tempera on wood, gold ground Dimensions: Overall, with framing elements, 49 x 20 7/8 in. (124.5 x 53 cm); Saint Benedict, painted surface 27 7/8 x 16 in. (70.8 x 40.6 cm); pinnacle, painted surface 10 1/4 x 15 3/8…

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…

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,…