Friday, May 06, 2011

Lovin' Boticelli & Caravaggio

Today I want to share with you two of my favorites paintings. One is from Italian painter Sandro Botticelli and its called Saint Sebastian:

Executed in 1474 it was made with tempera on a 195cm by 75cm panel. It is actually housed in Berlin. (I wish I could see it one day, hit the "donate button" on top of the page to make this happen.) What I love about this painting is the expression on Saint Sebastian´s face, like if saying: even though you hurt me physically, you can´t hurt my soul.


Another painting I love, also comes from an Italian painter and it is John, the Baptist by Michelangelo Caravaggio:



Painted in 1604 it was made with oil on canvas with a dimension of 173cm by 133cm. This one housed in Kansas, US and I had the blessing of being able to see it in person. The cool think about this painting is the use of shadows, when you see it in person, the figure almost seems to be getting out of the painting.

44 comments:

  1. I need to go to more art museums. The one in town is just plain sad.

    I've been to the Getty in Los Angeles. Your mind will be blown by the beauty and majesty...

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  2. lots of attention to detail. the figures are quite symmetrical

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  3. I'm not very fan of painting

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  4. such beautiful work...and thanx for the background info, very interesting.

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  5. the epitome of beauty if i do say so myself

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  6. I haven't been to an art gallery in years. I've blown through all the ones in DC. Those looks like pretty cool portraits to see in real life.

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  7. Beautiful! Please keep posting :)

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  8. THese are so well painted. Very beautiful.

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  9. wow, two beautiful paintings. The attention to detail is very evident in both, but I like the second better, because it has that "secretive" dark hue to it.
    A random fact, my high school English teacher had the same last name as the painter of the second piece.

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  10. I'd love to see those in person myself, particularly the Caravaggio

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  11. St. Sebastian is a stunning piece of work.

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  12. Saint Sebastian's expression is of dignity

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  13. i love the depth of the second one

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  14. did you know that caravaggio killed a guy over a prostitute?

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  15. talented guys, doesnt look like anything special to me though

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  16. Sebastian's pretty hardcore.

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  17. love caravaggio and his work.

    more! more! :D

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  18. How do these paintings survive for so long?

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  19. Saint sebastion is one of my favourites aswell ;D

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  20. saint seb is a badass in a way

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  21. Two very good choices.

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  22. Very 3 dimensional, the one made by Michelangelo.

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  23. That was a very informative post! I didn't know anything about this 0_o. I knew the paintings at least lol.

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  24. wow thats pretty cool actually, old relics

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  25. Caravaggio paintings are really beautiful, and I love monet paintings too.

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  26. Boticelli is one of my favourite painter. Good Post about art :-)

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  27. This is indeed a very nice painting

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  28. great i really love how many details are in there

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  29. Great read!

    I enjoyed the artwork!

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  30. Off topic, but "support your local hookers" had me laughing.

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  31. Thx for sharing, John the Baptiste one looks real awesome

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  32. Wonderful, thanks for sharing. I particularly like the second one.

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  33. The shadows are indeed amazing in the Michelangelo Caravaggio.

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