Thursday, January 7, 2016

The Artwork of Francesco Bacchiacca

First post of 2016 :) ..I actually came across the following set of pictures well before Christmas, but I got sidetracked with other things. The images are quite beautiful though and the red hair they present is quite striking in its brightness. So their sharing is long overdue. All the paintings are by the 16th century Italian artist Francesco Bacchiacca.

The first one (with very bright hair!) is titled Portrait of a Woman and Child - Allegory of Liberality;

Next up is one that seems to depict a multitude of redheads, and is a detail from a painting titled The Preaching of Saint John the Baptist.

And next is another red-haired Mary Magdalene :)

And finally a painting illustrating the story of Leda and the Swan. It looks quite different in style to the previous paintings. Then again they all look a little anachronistic. The colours all seem very vivid for 400 year old paintings. They're all equally beautiful though regardless of their provenance. Happy New Year.

No comments:

Post a Comment