Rembrandt depicted Saint Jerome many times, here as a contented old man reading. The print reflects Rembrandt's great admiration for Venetian art, particularly in the landscape and buildings in the background, which were inspired by the work of Giulio (ca. 1482–after 1515) and Domenico (1500–1564) Campagnola.
The marked contrast between the briefly sketched saint and the more polished areas of the print creates an initial impression of unfinish. Rembrandt's sketch for the print shows that he originally intended to darken the saint and the foreground. In the end, however, he left them blank but for the outlines in order to create an effect of bright sunlight.
The Annunciation, with Saint Emidius is an altarpiece by the Italian Renaissance Master Carlo Crivelli showing an artistic adaptation of the Annunciation. The altarpiece was painted for the Church of SS. Annunziata in the Italian town of Ascoli Piceno, in the region of Marche, to celebrate the self-government granted to the town in 1482 by Pope Sixtus IV. The painting was removed to the Pinacoteca di Brera in Milan in 1811, but passed to Auguste-Louis de Sivry in 1820, and had reached England by the mid-19th century. It has been housed in the National Gallery in London since it was donated by Henry Labouchere, 1st Baron Taunton in 1864.
The light ray from the heaven represents Mary's impregnation by the Holy Spirit. The closed passage into the depth at the left and the flask of pure water in Mary's bedroom conventionally refer to Mary's virginity. The winged angel Gabriel is depicted with Saint Emidius, the patron saint of Ascoli Piceno carrying a model of that town. The apple in the foreground represents the forbidden fruit and associated fall of man. The cucumber symbolizes the promise of resurrection and redemption. The peacock symbolizes associated immortality, because it was believed that its flesh never decayed. An oriental carpet adorns the loggia on the first floor of the Mary's house.
The bottom portion of the painting features the coats of arms of Pope Sixtus IV and the local bishop, Prospero Caffarelli. The Latin words libertas ecclesiastica (church liberty) refer to the self-government of Ascoli Piceno under the general oversight of the Catholic Church. In fringe theories, the halo of the Holy Spirit on the painting is sometimes interpreted as an UFO. According to historian Massimo Polidoro who says what you are actually seeing is "a vortex of angels in the clouds, another frequent representation of God in Medieval and Renaissance sacred works of art". Painters at this time used "symbolic meanings that were anything but random." Polidoro calls the UFO explanation, "reinterpreting with the eyes of twenty-first-century Europeans the product of other cultures". #europeanoldmasters#oldmasters#carlocrivelli#nationalgallery @national_gallery
This Dawn is an oil on copper painting by the Dutch Master Adam Elsheimer, dated to 1606.
Adam Elsheimer was a German artist working in Rome who died at only thirty-two, but was very influential in the early 17th century in the field of Baroque paintings. His relatively few paintings were small scale, nearly all painted on copper plates, of the type often known as cabinet paintings. They include a variety of light effects, and an innovative treatment of landscape. He was an influence on many other artists, including Rembrandt and Peter Paul Rubens.
This is a self portrait of my husband @joehenson Look how tortured he is, he has obviously been around me too long LOL. Actually he’s just a bit of an actor. In today’s society we see expression, lines, wrinkles as flaws. But look how strong and beautiful this photo looks. We have to start putting more pictures out there that shows an aging face in a strong, positive way. it’s much harder for women to do this, I know. I’m not against Botox and fillers and face lifts if it really makes people feel better about themselves, Who knows? perhaps I’ll do all of the above at some point!! but I think people should only go that route if it’s because they really want to do it, not because society is pressuring them into it. Perhaps if we saw more naturally aging faces in advertising, people would be less inclined to want to try extreme measures to stay “young looking”. #60plus#agewithstyle#lovemywrinkles#handsomeman#rembrandt#oldmasters#portraitphotography#nobotox
• Ein Gelehrter aus Bologna •
Über diese Terrakottabüste weiß man wenig. Kappe und leicht ironischer Gesichtausdruck deuten auf einen Gelehrten hin. So wollten Humanisten gesehen werden. Sie ist wohl um 1520 in Bologna entstanden und steht heute im Raum 123 des Bode-Museums (👉3). Das hölzerne Kruzifix links daneben stammt aus derselben Zeit aus Florenz.
Der KFMV hat den Gelehrten schon 1896 erworben, ein Jahr vor seiner offiziellen Anerkennung 1897.
🌍 A scholar from Bologna •
Little is known about this terracotta bust. Cap and slightly ironic facial expressions indicate a scholar. That's how humanists wanted to be seen. It was probably made around 1520 in Bologna and is now located in room 123 of the Bode Museum (👉3). The wooden crucifix to the left of it dates from the same period in Florence.
The KFMV acquired the scholar as early as 1896, one year before official recognition in 1897.
Nomes importantes da pintura naturalista, pesquisa de casa para a turma que fez o intensivo Color Sketches com o professor @ale_reider Pintores atuais como @richardschmid @jennifermcchristian @nathanfowkesart @marc_dalessio @markboedges @bryanmarktaylor e mestres do passado que nos inspiram sempre. O blog do @jose_rosario_castro é ótimo para ajudar na pesquisa. #landscapepainting#oldmasters#pleinairpainting