Thursday, January 7, 2016

Giampietrino ..& Another Possible da Vinci

Some more great examples of red hair in art courtesy of Emanuela now. The following is another that has been attributed to Leonardo da Vinci by some people, and is thought to depict a reddish-haired Lucrezia Crivelli (a mistress of Ludovico Sforza, Duke of Milan).

The next four images are from the painter Giampietrino. Another Italian painter, he was part of Leonardo's studio circle. As the following pictures will show he was heavily influenced by the great artist.
First up this one titled Salome. It shows a ginger Salome with the severed head of John the Baptist.

This next one is titled St John in Hermitage. It shows St John the Evangelist (or possibly John the Baptist?) with gingerish hair, and looking rather effeminate.

The following painting is a copy of Leonardo's Virgin on the Rocks. However, luckily for us this version shows the subjects of the painting with hair of a more reddish tinge.

And this last one is probably my favourite. The image I've robbed from Wikipedia isn't ideal, but you still get a good sense of the work. It shows a slightly salacious Mary Magdalene with reddish-brown hair. Interestingly, like some of the legends state, she appears to be clothed in nothing but her own hair. A kind of idealised Sasquatch I guess xD

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