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,…

Cap’s Blog: Greensleeves VII

Claudio Capriolo at Cap’s Blog writes,   “For me, the most beautiful song of all time is ‘Greensleeves’.”    In fact, he has written at least sixteen posts on themes related to this song. Today, I choose Greensleeves VII because this medley contains an astonishing mixture of styles featuring lute and baroque guitar by George…

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,…