Thursday, November 5

do what you love, love what you do

happy halloween...a little late. i wasn't prepared for november, but it's here so i guess i'm just going to roll with it. the weather's getting nice, i'm excited.

so i took my art history exam yesterday and it went well. i got a bit confused with dates, as per usual. but all in all it wasn't too terrible. i know a lot of times the century, just can't quite remember if it was early or mid years of that century. names and artists are the easy part, especially when you come up with funny ways of remembering it. i chose to answer the essay question of comparing & contrasting high renaissance and mannerism. these are the works i used to argue my case:

Raphael's Madonna of the Meadow (1505)

Giorgione's Sleeping Venus (c. 1510)

Parmigianino's Madonna of the Long Neck (1535-1540)

Bronzino's Venus, Cupid, Folly and Time (c. 1545)

and i've now become obsessed with learning about women artists like Sofonisba Anguissola and Artemisia Gentileschi. i'm in the process of reading about some other women artists, but here's my favorites:

Sofonisba Anguissola's The Artist's Sister Minerva (c. 1564)

Artemisia Gentileschi's Self Portrait as the Allegory of Painting (1630s)

well that's some of my loves. i think there's too many to...oh wait. one more. this one i'm really obsessed with. mostly because it reminds me of a camera lens:

Parmigianino's Self Portrait in a Convex Mirror (c. 1524)

ok, i'm done. i think. if i think of more, i'll come on and put them up. we're almost done with baroque and now moving into rococo. can't wait.
well, i hope your week is going well. half way done. be back soon,


1 comment:

  1. If you're interested, Bronzino's painting Venus Cupid Folly and Time is the subject of my historical novel Cupid and the Silent Goddess, which imagines how the painting might have been created in Florence in 1544-5.