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Giorgione: Maria Lactans

17 May 2018

In 2006, when I first interpreted Giorgione’s Tempest as the “Rest on the Flight into Egypt”,  I acknowledged that the nudity of the Woman in the painting was...

Giorgione's Tempest: The Broken Columns

30 April 2018

Giorgione: TempestThe broken columns so prominently displayed in the mid-ground of Giorgione's Tempest are a significant iconographical marker in this famous painting. Practically,...

Giorgione and Paris Bordone: A Virile St. Joseph

7 April 2018

In interpreting the "Tempest" as "The Rest on the Flight into Egypt," I discussed the reasons for Giorgione's unusual portrayal of St. Joseph as young and virile. I also provided another...

Giorgione's Tempest: Soldier and Gypsy?

21 March 2018

In 1530, 20 years after the death of Giorgione, Marcantonio Michiel saw the painting that would become known as the "Tempest" in the home of Venetian patrician, Gabriele Vendramin....