The MooSeaum of Art
In lovely Cow Bay, Florida
European Renaissance Art Exhibit
NOW SHOWING THROUGH THE MONTH OF MAY!!
FEATURED PAINTINGS INCLUDE...
The piece depicts the Virgin Mary, the Christ Child, the infant John the Baptist, and an angel in a rocky setting. This piece is regarded as a prime example of Leonardo's sfumato style.
- One of the four canonical painting modes of the Renaissance; the other three being Cangiante, Chiaroscuro, and Unione.
- Sfumato comes from the Italian "sfumare", “to tone down” or “to evaporate like smoke”.
Rubens' piece is thought to be inspired by Michelangelo himself. The form of the female body is mirrored of Michelangelo's style, while the theme, is a common Renaissance Baroque subject of females in love with divinities.
The architecture shown is classic Greco-Roman with Doric and Corinthian columns. Instruments in the piece are of the Renaissance age. Behind the musicians, Jesus Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary are shown seated with halos. As tradition holds, Veronese painted himself into his piece. He is shown in a white tunic and holding a viola. The artist Titan is seated across from him in red. Many kings, queens, and popes are thought to be portrayed as some of the subjects, but, nothing confirmed.
The scene has an extremely tight and compact horizon and sense of perspective. Yet, in the distance you can still see the sea from which Venus was born from.