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, May 31, 2020

La bellezza più delicata e sgargiante - portraits of Silvana Mangano, 1967-74


Most of the images here relate to films that Mangano appeared in, either screenshots or portraits taken for publicity purposes. The films in this case are Edipo re and Teorema, directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini; Morte a Venezia, Ludwig, and Gruppo di famiglia in un interno by Luchino Visconti; and Le streghe, the five segments directed by Luchino Visconti, Franco Rossi, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Mauro Bolognini, and Vittorio De Sica.

Friday, May 29, 2020

Service à la française at a Venetian banquet in honor of a Bavarian - “Convitto in casa Nani alla Giudecca” by Pietro Longhi, 1755

The canvas measures 51x38 inches.

Banquet at the casa Nani alla Giudecca in Venice in honor of the Elector-Archbishop of Cologne, Clemens-August of Wittelsbach, 9 September 1755.

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Fine ladies - portraits by Adriaen Hanneman

 Lucy Hay, née Percy), Countess of Carlisle, circa 1650s.
 Posthumous portrait of Mary Stuart, Princess Royal, Princess of Orange, circa 1664.
 Portrait of a Woman, circa 1653.
 Portrait of a Woman, 1654.
 Mary Stuart, Princess Royal, Princess of Orange, circa 1650s.
Portrait of a Lady, 1657.
Portrait of a Lady, 1655.
 Mary Lucas, 1636.
Portrait of a Lady, 1652.
 Mary Stuart, Princess Royal, Princess of Orange, circa 1660.
Portrait of a Lady. (Studio of.)
Portrait of a Lady. (Attributed to.) 
Portrait of a Lady, circa 1650s.
Dana van Vrijberghe, 1661.
Amalia of Hesse-Kassel, 1656.


Adriaen Hanneman (circa 1603 – buried 11 July 1671), Dutch painter best known for his portraits of English Royalists living in exile in the Netherlands after the English Civil War, painted in a style strongly influenced by his contemporary, Anthony van Dyck. He was born into a wealthy Catholic family in the Hague, and studied drawing with the Hague portrait artist Jan Antonisz. van Ravesteyn. He left for England in 1623, where he remained there for the next sixteen years. There he met and was influenced by Anthony van Dyck, Cornelis Janssens van Ceulen, and Daniel Mytens; it's possible that he worked in van Dyck's studio. He returned to the Hague in 1639, marrying the daughter of his old drawing teacher the following year. He was highly respected and prosperous, and many of his pupils went on to successful careers, themselves. But in the last few years of his life, with the growing political and military problems plaguing the Dutch Republic, he experienced increasing financial difficulties before his death at the age of about sixty-eight.