L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e ~ D o s t o ï e v s k i

L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e  ~  D o s t o ï e v s k i

Sunday, February 11, 2018

And some rope - Saint Sebastian, part II

"Glaube, Liebe, Hoffnung" (Faith, Love, Hope), by Michael Triegel, 2010.
Andrea Vocarro, circa 1640.
Joachim Wtewael, 1600.
(In the style of?) Pierre & Gilles, ND.
Guercino (Giovanni Francesco Barbieri), circa 1632-34.
Giuseppe Vermiglio, circa 1621.
Antonio Bellucci, circa 1716-1718.
Juan de Valdés Leal, second half of the seventeenth century.
From the American Pyrography series, by Robert Sherer. after 1999.
Erzsébet Korb, circa 1921.
Hans Holbein the Elder, 1516.
Tazzio Paris (?), ND.
Guido Reni and Francesco Albani (while they were students of Carracci), circa 1595-98.
Giovanni Battista Caracciolo, 1625.
Nicolas Régnier, circa 1620.
"King Sebastian", by Carlos Barahona Possollo, 1992.
 Marco D'Oggiono, 1520.
Giovanni Battista Cima da Conegliano, circa 1500-02.
Alfred Courmes, 1934.
Peter Paul Rubens, circa 1608.
Mishima as St. Sebastian, by Kishin Shinoyama, 1968. (Two images.)
Hans Memling, circa 1475.
 José de Ribera, 1648.
The studio Jan Van Scorel, 1542.
Mark Nixon, by the Western Photography Guild, circa 1950s.
School of Nicolas Régnier, first half of the seventeenth century.
Marcantonio Bassetti, circa 1620.
Francesco Furini, second quarter of the seventeenth century.
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, 1850-51.
Kristyn Brown, circa 2015.
Carl Schwalbach, 1918.
Bronzino, circa 1533.
Lorenzo Lotto, 1531.
Ronaldo Gutierrez, circa 2009.
School of Caravaggio, 1607.
Paul Troger, circa 1746.
Lodovico Carracci, second half of the sixteenth century.
Gustavo Ramirez Cruz, circa 2014.
 Sir Anthony van Dyck, 1620-21.
Andrea Mantegna, 1506.
Owe Zerge, twentieth century.
School of Giovanni Domenico Cerrini, seventeenth century.
Phil Lambert, by the Western Photography Guild, circa 1950s.


  1. You've outdone yourself! A staggeringly diverse array...so many surprises. And what a pleasant change from straining to "like" those official portraits of the former President and his wife, which have dominated Facebook today.

    1. Haha, yes! As I said there, I don't hate them at all. And I love the context, the statement their creation makes. It's just that I mourn the current disregard for most of the classical precepts of portraiture. I still think a portrait should be a fairly accurate representation of the subject's appearance, without undue exaggeration or idealization. And while a portrait will always be to - some - degree subjective, I think the finished work ought to tell us much more about the subject than the artist. I think both portraits fail in these regards. Ach, this modern world in which we live.... ; )

  2. In full agreement once again, specifically your last point. The Obama portraits drew attention to the "brand" style of each artist.