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Caesar
06-16-2015, 07:14 PM
A discovery I made outside the ususal bunch of great masters. Piero di Cosimo, from Renaissance to early Mannerism.
Somehow a Mediterranean Breughel or Bosch, disquieting, but in a more subtle way, without a manifest dim anguish and disgust in my modest opinion. If he were free to get rid of constraints, canons and formalitie of his age and allowed to paint freely, he would have probably somehow anticipated Salvador Dalì visions or have been one of his references (presumably with el Greco).
All the above is just my thought, but I'm not an expert or an art historian. Anyway have a look here if you like and feel curious:

https://www.google.it/search?q=piero+di+cosimo&biw=1280&bih=827&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAWoVChMI0-PnptKTxgIVQr0UCh1rdwB2&dpr=1#imgrc=zlS3k_IXkDka6M%253A%3BuG8oud0-6lKmuM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fupload.wikimedia.org%2 52Fwikipedia%252Fcommons%252F7%252F78%252FPiero_di _cosimo%252C_ritorno_dalla_caccia.jpg%3Bhttp%253A% 252F%252Fit.wikipedia.org%252Fwiki%252FRitorno_dal la_caccia%3B2200%3B907

From Wikipedia:
Italian (more interesting and expanded): https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piero_di_Cosimo
English (very poor and conventional): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piero_di_Cosimo

damasocl
06-20-2015, 04:30 AM
Increíble!
Jamás había visto esta obra...
Gracias por compartirla, y comentarla...!

D Akey
06-21-2015, 09:35 AM
I LOVE it! I've of course heard the name but I didn't know he had such fun paintings. Great sharing. Thanks Caesar. Must be fun realizing there's probably something to reincarnation, as this could well have been you.

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Caesar
06-22-2015, 08:20 PM
Glad You appreciated this curiosity. I certainly share with him a versatility of interest and subjects, certainly not the rank of master and not even od true artist I'd say.
Actually this painter is usually hardly known and considered for his more conventional paintings, but he was so eclectic and rich of interests that it would have been a continuous surprise if he only could benefit of the broader concept, freedom and "dignified" status of modern artists, i.e last couple of centuries more or less.
As a matter of fact the term artist is applied to almost anyone in these days, not only to top masters of the traditional art disciplines (almost actor or stylist or pop musician etc., even unsuccessful ones are defined that way). It makes me laugh to think that Renaissance major artists were often also amazing theatre directors, stylist and costume designers, machinery engineers, set designers, authors, events show and entertainment organizers etc. in the various courts, just as a brilliant and appreciated spin off of their main talents, which, quite often, included phylosophycal, alchemic/natural and literary competences, while so many exceptional artisans who were excellent designer and manufacturer of certain luxury products, more comparable to most of todays so called artists, didn't dare to define themself so highly.

pat1940
07-08-2015, 06:57 AM
Caesar, what a magnificent painting, you worked so hard on this and it paid off ten fold, what patience you have, wonderful work, glad I checked out 2nd page, I missed so much