The Magdalen Reading- Rogier van der Weyden Before 1438 Mary Magdalene- Giovanni Girolamo Savoldo 1535-40 Here we have two paintings of the same subject but painted a century apart. But for me these two paintings are very much companion pieces in the way they depict Mary Magdalene not as a repentant sinner but as a… Continue reading Paintings of the month
I guess the drawing of hands would be the ultimate challenge for most aspiring artists so it’s time to challenge your inner artist and step up to the challenge. True when we look at the drawing of hands by the artist Durer we might well feel over-awed by the thought of such a challenge. If… Continue reading Do you like a challenge?
The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian completed 1475, Antonio del Pollaiuolo and Piero del Pollaiuolo What a curious painting I always thought this was, an exercise in showing how the two Pollaiuolo brothers could draw figures in perfect perspective. In fact this is just about the truth as I discovered when I went to the recent… Continue reading Painting of the month