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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

New Art Travesty ~ Frodo as Bronzino's Unknown Man

Posted on 2006.04.16 at 22:25


mechtild at 2006-04-17 16:09 (UTC) (Link)
Sharp eye, Wendy! Well, maybe it's a charicature of Bronzino? In Michelangelo's altar piece in the Sistine Chapel, one of the devils is holding up the peeled-off face skin of a man (Hannibal Lecter as the devil?); they say it's a self-portrait of Michelangelo. I believe other artists have snuck little self-portraits into their pictures, too. PJ and Alfred Hitchcock weren't the only artist who liked to do cameos, apparently.
wendylady1 at 2006-04-17 17:02 (UTC) (Link)
"Well, maybe it's a charicature of Bronzino?"

Blimey, Mech...I pity him if it is !!! What a gargoyle-like face...Anyway, you have intrigued me enough to go and check - I will let you know if I find out anything of interest, like that..

As for your version of Frodo, I really do think that the whole Tudor dress really suits him very well...must be something to do with all that slashing...

Frodo did always suit a little bit of slash...

mechtild at 2006-04-17 21:49 (UTC) (Link)

Let me know if you find out anything about Bronzino's gargoyle. You are a great one for research. :)
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