Unusual Mary

1 year 1 month ago - 1 year 1 month ago #609002 by John Landolfi
One of Caravaggio's early commissions, this was destined to hang in a StPeter's chapel. Rumor has it thatCardinal Borghese easily convinced the Vatican censors, who likely were intimately acquainted with Caravaggio's model, that the painting was too risque' for StPeter's. He immediately bought it for himself, and it can be seen in the Borghese Gallery:

Galleria-Borghese-Caravaggio-Madonna-No1 by John Landolfi , on Flickr

Galleria-Borghese-Caravaggio-Madonna-No2psd by John Landolfi , on Flickr

Galleria-Borghese-Caravaggio-Madonna-No3 by John Landolfi , on Flickr


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1 year 1 month ago #609130 by Addicted2Photos
What's he stepping on?  Is that another foot or horns?  


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1 year 1 month ago - 1 year 1 month ago #609142 by Nikon Shooter
… the head of a large snake!

Why the amber cast… is it the painting or the WB?

A few clicks got me to this…

Madonna and Child with St. Anne  (Madonna Dei Palafrenieri) Public Domain


Light is free… capturing it is not!

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1 year 1 month ago #609150 by John Landolfi
My images represent the painting fairly accurately. Most reproductions (in books amd prints) remove the "cast" to "improve" the image, but it is not what the painting looks like today.
And, not just a snake, THE snake...:)


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1 year 1 month ago #609168 by Kira Minori
Wow! Very beautiful art! 


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1 year 1 month ago #609206 by John Landolfi
Thank you


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1 year 1 month ago #609332 by Kelly Emery
Very unusual yet so unique! 


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1 year 1 month ago #609414 by John Landolfi
I'm sure it is both


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1 year 1 month ago #609488 by Kyle Johnson
Creative! 


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1 year 1 month ago #609612 by John Landolfi
Thanks


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