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Morning Flavour – Blasphemous Boldness

Posted in art, beauty, inspiration, painting by andytoad on April 18, 2011

Melun Diptych by Jean Fouquet
(Named after the French city where the diptych used to be kept.)

 

Left Wing: Etienne Chevalier with his patron saint St. Steven
(Chevalier was treasurer to King Charles VII, this diptych was intended to be displayed on his grave)
tempera on panel c. 1450
Germäldegalerie, Berlin

Right Wing: Virgin and Child Surrounded by Angels
(Model believed to be Agnes Sorel, mistress of King Charles VII)
tempera on panel c. 1450
Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp

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symbolist shadows from the renaissance

Posted in art, inspiration by andytoad on January 10, 2011

Andrea Mantegna (Isola di Carturo, circa 1431 – Mantua, 1506)
Parnassus

circa 1496-1497
Canvas; H. 1.59 m; W. 1.92 m
Paris, Musée du Louvre, dép. des Peintures, inv. . 370