Monday, July 22, 2013

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Titian, Bacchus and Ariadne, 
c. 1520-1523, 
The National Gallery, London

Settignano feels like he was graced by God's divine house in making these beautiful sculptures and the garden of his heart would have been communicated through his work. The stone sculptures were far more interesting than any bronze sculpting so, perhaps this was a medium given to him via God's divine house to experiment with in a different way to his predecessors. Unlike the art of current generations that appears influenced by other artists, the artists from the Italian Renaissance were very original thinkers. You can tell this especially from their painting and for anyone interested in sculpting the sculpture has a similar variety of equation.

Titian, Perseus and Andromeda, 
c. 1554-1556,
The Wallace Collection, London