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Fra Bartolomeo and Giorgione

The following post was originally published in the early days of Giorgione et al... on 4/30/2011. I re-post it here in somewhat more readable form, and add a link to paintings by Paris Bordone and Lorenzo Lotto depicting a young, vigorous St. Joseph.Baccio...
From: Giorgione et al... on 27 Jul 2022

Patinier and Giorgione

So far this year I have been re-posting the most viewed posts that have appeared on Giorgione et al...  since its inception in 2010. For the remainder of the year I plan to feature posts that have not gained much attention but may be of interest to today's...
From: Giorgione et al... on 13 Jul 2022

New Humanist: God: An Anatomy by Francesca Stavrakopoulou

We don’t know his real name. In ancient inscriptions it appears as Yhw, Yhwh, or simply Yh; but because Hebrew used a script which elided vowel sounds we don’t know how his earliest followers might have said it. He has come to be known as Yahweh,...
From: Mathew Lyons on 2 Dec 2021

Journées d’études : « Les artistes de la modernité face à l’Égypte antique » (Paris, 8 et 9 octobre 2021)

Journées d’études : « Les artistes de la modernité face à l’Égypte antique » Dans le cadre de l’exposition « Giacometti et l’Égypte antique » (21 juin – 10 octobre 2021) à l’Institut Giacometti organisée en collaboration avec le...
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 21 Sep 2021

Akhenaten: The Egyptian Sun King | Stephen Basdeo

Stephen Basdeo is a historian and writer based in Leeds, UK. Temple to Aten at Akhetaten, modern-day Armana Egyptian Civilization Ancient Egypt, the land of pharaohs, was a grand civilization. The civilisation of the pharaohs developed a...

Cover Reveal: THE COLLECTOR'S DAUGHTER by Gill Paul

I'm excited to share with you today the cover of Gill Paul's new novel, THE COLLECTOR'S DAUGHTER: A Novel of the Discovery of Tutankhamun's Tomb. Gill is a masterful storyteller, and this novel promises to be a gripping read:Bestselling author Gill Paul...
From: Writing the Renaissance on 17 Mar 2021

Giorgione: Tempest Pentimenti

 I did not include a discussion of the "pentimenti" in the "Tempest" in my original paper because I believed that the painting should be evaluated on what Giorgione finally decided he wanted the viewer to see.  However,  because...
From: Giorgione et al... on 28 Jan 2021

Turquoise Glass

  Turquoise glass stampof calif Mustadi  c.1170.It is estimated that turquoise is among the earliest gems ever mined. With colors that vary from pastel green to a bright sky blue, it has adorned Egyptian sarcophaguses of 5000 years ago,...
From: Conciatore on 30 Dec 2020

Ultramarine Blue

 Scrovegni  Chapel, PaduaFrescos and ultramarine ceiling, Giotto 1306.In his fifteenth century handbook for painters, Cennino Cennini said, "Ultramarine blue is a color illustrious, beautiful and most perfect, beyond all other colors; one could...
From: Conciatore on 25 Dec 2020

Palma Vecchio: Allegory, or Sacred Subject

 There is a painting, identified as Allegory, in the Philadelphia Museum of Art that bears a striking resemblance to Giorgione’s Tempest, even though there is no trace of a storm.Palma Vecchio: AllegoryEdgar Wind, who identified the...
From: Giorgione et al... on 31 Oct 2020

Neri's Other Ruby Glass

 Rhodochrosite, from the Sweet Home Mine, Colorado.Antonio Neri is widely recognized for publishing a recipe for the coveted and difficult gold ruby glass. "Rubino," as it is sometimes called, achieves a deep ruby red color utilizing only powdered...
From: Conciatore on 26 Oct 2020

Revisiting Christopher Heaney’s How to Make an Inca Mummy

In this last “revisiting” post in our August 2020 series, we return to a piece by Christopher Heaney in 2016 to learn about sixteenth-century Europeans and their use of the dead in medical recipes. Practitioners believed that preserved bodies...
From: The Recipes Project on 27 Aug 2020

Turquoise Glass

 Turquoise glass stampof calif Mustadi  c.1170.It is estimated that turquoise is among the earliest gems ever mined. With colors that vary from pastel green to a bright sky blue, it has adorned Egyptian sarcophaguses of 5000 years ago, 3000-year-old...
From: Conciatore on 24 Aug 2020

Sal Ammoniac

 Ammoniac crystals, Fan-yagnobskoe coal mine, Tadjikistan,Photo (c) A. A. Evseev.Here we will examine "sal ammoniac," a common alchemical ingredient used by Antonio Neri in many of his early seventeenth century preparations. In its pure form, it...
From: Conciatore on 17 Aug 2020

Ultramarine Blue

 Scrovegni  Chapel, PaduaFrescos and ultramarine ceiling, Giotto 1306.In his fifteenth century handbook for painters, Cennino Cennini said, "Ultramarine blue is a color illustrious, beautiful and most perfect, beyond all other colors; one could...
From: Conciatore on 14 Aug 2020

Zaffer

Antique Apothecary jars,cobalt blue glass.As best as I can remember, the first time that I really noticed glass was at four or five years old, at my grandmother's house in Queens, New York. The sunlight filtering through a low window caught my eye with...
From: Conciatore on 8 Jul 2020

Ultramarine Blue

Scrovegni  Chapel, PaduaFrescos and ultramarine ceiling, Giotto 1306.In his fifteenth century handbook for painters, Cennino Cennini said, "Ultramarine blue is a color illustrious, beautiful and most perfect, beyond all other colors; one could not...
From: Conciatore on 21 Feb 2020

Neri's Other Ruby Glass

Rhodochrosite, from the Sweet Home Mine, Colorado.Antonio Neri is widely recognized for publishing a recipe for the coveted and difficult gold ruby glass. "Rubino," as it is sometimes called, achieves a deep ruby red color utilizing only powdered metallic...
From: Conciatore on 27 Jan 2020

Ultramarine Blue

Scrovegni  Chapel, PaduaFrescos and ultramarine ceiling, Giotto 1306.In his fifteenth century handbook for painters, Cennino Cennini said, "Ultramarine blue is a color illustrious, beautiful and most perfect, beyond all other colors; one could not...
From: Conciatore on 16 Dec 2019

Raphael's Madonnas

In the first decade of the sixteenth century the work of Raphael indicates a strong interest in episodes on the flight of the Holy Family into Egypt. During his Florentine period (1504-1508) Raphael did at least two versions of the legendary Riposo or...
From: Giorgione et al... on 30 Oct 2019

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