Today we have four paintings, two of a religious nature and two going back to the older myths. The Assumption of the Virgin is by Neri di Bicci and dates to 1455-56.
An Allegory of Civilization is by Piero di Cosimo, circa 1490.
Lucas Cranach The Elder painted Venus circa 1518.
And here we have The Crucifixion by Quinten Massys, circa 1515.
I like the Venus.ReplyDelete
It's interesting to see how important symmetry was in religious paintings in those days.ReplyDelete
That allegory of civilization looked troubling enough to be about right, WilliamReplyDelete
It's normal that mostly religious scenes were painted, that's the only thing simple people knew, and as I already said the church was rich enough to pay !ReplyDelete
Venus is fabulous, mythology always won over religion with me.ReplyDelete
@Italiafinlandia: me too.ReplyDelete
@John: quite true.
@Cloudia: essentially, yes.
@Gattina: that, or rich families.
@Gemel: I was always drawn to Greek mythology.
Belas e magnificas pinturas.ReplyDelete
Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Interesting with the giraffe. The camel I could not find...ReplyDelete
Humans do follow one myth or another!ReplyDelete
Bardzo ładne obrazyReplyDelete
...faith and mythology are often intertwined.ReplyDelete
Interesting exhibit. I have always been interested in mythology.ReplyDelete
Can humans really live in harmony with nature, I wish!
Take care, have a happy day!
@Francisco: thank you.ReplyDelete
@Iris: it's not easy.
@Eileen: well said.
@Marie: I agree.
It's interesting to see how different stories are depicted.ReplyDelete
I enjoy your exhibits William, another superb one.ReplyDelete
They appear to be in great condition for their age.ReplyDelete
What a wonderful exhibit.ReplyDelete
Venus is beautiful!ReplyDelete
@Sharon: it is.ReplyDelete
@Marleen: they're well looked after.
@RedPat: I agree.
No masks in heaven. :-)ReplyDelete
Classic artwork and great photos ~ XoReplyDelete
Living moment by moment,
A ShutterBug Explores
aka (A Creative Harbor)
This is a beautiful exhibit. I like the Venus.ReplyDelete
Very late 16th century. Late Renaissance. Great pictures.ReplyDelete
Yes I am back---thanks for your kind words.ReplyDelete
PS: Love the header
So beautiful. Wonder how such old Italian art came to Canada?ReplyDelete
Venus is beautiful.ReplyDelete
Mind blowing to think they were painted so long ago William, my imagination runs riot wondering what the studio conditions and atmosphere of the times were like ✨ReplyDelete
It's interesting seeing what eras in time influence the artists and how they paint.ReplyDelete
@Revrunner: certainly not.ReplyDelete
@Carol: thank you.
@Michelle: I do too.
@Eve: each year they have a budget to buy art. And some is given to the Gallery.
@Grace; different from now.
@Amy: that is true.
An interesting and beautiful exhibit.ReplyDelete
All the best Jan