Guercino

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Question of the Week: What Makes a Painting a Masterpiece?

Disegno and Colore, Guercino (Giovanni Francesco Barbieri), about 1640. Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden. Photo © Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden

What makes a painting a masterwork? Take part in this historic debate about the elements of line and color, as personified by a wise, old man and a sensuous young woman in Guercino’s Disegno and Colore. Italian draftsman and painter… More»

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      floating-world-pictures:

      thegetty:

      This patron goes full-on Minerva and protects her son with a shield while her husband is away. Also, an owl. 

      Allegorical Portrait of the Van Risamburgh Family, 1790, Joseph Chinard

      Oh, I always loved this sculpture!  If I remember correctly, the son is leaning on his father’s sword?  But I haven’t visited it in ages and it’s hard to tell in these pics.

      Indeed! He’s propped up on a pile of armor and is indeed holding a dagger or sword too big for him in his right hand. Maybe easier to see here? 

      03/06/15

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