Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The Wednesday Post

Two Postcards from Fra Bartolommeo
The fourth contestant to exit the tournament has no hard feelings.

An Italian painter and a member of the Dominican Order, ...Fra Bartolommeo's work as a painter characterizes the transition of the Renaissance from its early period to the time of its greatest splendour. Fra Bartolommeo developed his undoubted talent for painting by the most diligent study. In his work depth of religious feeling and the dignity suitable to sacred subjects are happily united with the advance in the technic of art of his time. In perspective, characterization of his subject, drapery, colour, grouping, and rhythm of pose and movement Bartolommeo holds to the Cinquecento, while the impression made by his devotional pictures is in no way lowered by realism or by seeking after external effect.

-- The Catholic Encyclopedia


Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

those are not cheery images for postcards. : )

Michael5000 said...

Yeah, he's got the drapery, colour, grouping, and rhythm of pose and movement down, but he's just not right for the vacation postcard market. We all have our limits. I do however like baby Jesus flashing cousin (cousin, I think?) John the Peace sign in the second one.

Michael5000 said...

Apparently the cousin thing is traditional but subject to dispute.