Saturday, May 21, 2011

Dosso Dossi (c. 1487 – 1542)

Jupiter, Mercury and the Virtue

Hey guys and gals! I'm posting this entry while in transit, so you don't have to go a day without something new. But, I may not be able to post Sunday, so that day's still way up in the air. 

Dossi was a great High Renaissance painter. Though you can't claim he was revolutionary in style or subject, he always was able to convey something emotionally well. And I think in art so much hinges on the ability to somehow imprint your emotions onto the canvas, that success is often solely defined by this quality. Of course I'm not implying that Dossi was stylistically deficient, as his style was quite good, but, rather, that his legacy has lain in an emotional mark on the characters and environments. Or, perhaps, I'm completely wrong. 

Portrait of a Man

Saints John and Bartholomew with Donors

Portrait of a Warrior

The Virgin Appearing to Saints John the Baptist and John the Evangelist

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