A happy Thankgiving to my fellow Canadians!
Today I start with a look at some of the art in the world section of the National Gallery. The Crucifixion is attributed to Jean Penicaud II, dating circa 1550. Colour is used sparingly in his works.
This is from the workshop of Antoine Caron. Dated circa 1570, The Submission Of Milan To Frances I blends a mix of historical and allegorical elements in this depiction of the 1515 battle.
Here we have a marble work by Gregorio di Lorenzo, circa 1485. The Virgin And Child was likely done for a client in Urbino, given the coat of arms incorporated into the work.
Here we have something from the workshop of Sandro Botticelli. The Christ Child And The Infant John The Baptist dates to around 1490. Botticelli sketched the idea and delegated it to an apprentice.
One of the spaces here is called the Baroque Room, filled with large paintings and several sculptures.
Sebastien Bourdon painted Ulysses Discovering Astyanax Hidden In Hector's Tomb at some point between 1654-56. It depicts the Greek king of Ithaca, Odysseus, finding the hidden heir of Troy after the city has fallen. Hector's widow Andromache pleads for her son's life, but to no avail.
Jacopo Bassano and his workshop were behind this large canvas. The Departure of Abraham For Canaan dates to around 1570, and depicts the Old Testament patriarch and his family being directed by the Almighty to go to Canaan.
For today I finish with three shots of this bust by Gian Lorenzo Bernini. The sculptor crafted this marble bust around 1632. Maffeo Barberini, Pope Urban VIII gives us a very human look- crow feet, wrinkles, and stubble included- at his patron in the Vatican.