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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

Caravaggio’s “Bacchus” – complete Re-do of old manip....

Posted on 2006.12.19 at 15:35


pearlette at 2006-12-22 00:29 (UTC) (Link)
hah, that little minx was wanting to do a lot more than just sit on his lap! :p She's so WICKED, chortle.

In the nicest possible way. :)

*heaves a dreamy sigh*

I am nuts about anything Renaissance. Early, Middle, High, Late. Italian, Dutch. It's all fabulous. My favourite art period. Especially as it was so revolutionary. Well, OK, they weren't discovering anything new, more like rediscovering it all, of course, but it was all part of Europe moving from a medieval mindset to a modern one, I guess.
mechtild at 2006-12-22 01:45 (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I love the Renaissance best, too, if I had to choose. Caravaggio had been one of my faves, even before I began reading up on him and doing Frodo manips, but I had assumed he was Baroque. Apparently he's considered late Renaissance, time-wise, working at the time of Shakespeare, approximately. But his work was so unconventional, so daring for its time, he apparently had a huge impact on the art that followed, which actually was the Baroque.

Of all the museums I visited in Europe (not that very many, considering how many there are), I think my favourite was the museum in Nuremburg, followed by the one in Amsterdam. They were LOADED with works of the Northern Renaissance. The carvings and paintings of that era from Holland and Flanders based on biblical stories are the ones that most move me religiously. And the genre paintings are sensational. Unfortunately, I didn't see as much from the Italian Renaissance as I would have liked, due to the rampant strikes that summer. I have seen more 15th and 16th century Italian art in museums in London or the U.S. than in Italy, alas.
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