Tag Archives: Giorgio Vassari

HAIL MARYS AT THE SUPERNATURAL

Giotto turned the art of painting from Greek or Byzantine into latin and rendered it modern. Duccio brought the Byzantine style to a fresh late flowering, that stopped short of complete transition. Giotto’s achievement gave painting the direction it was … Continue reading

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PRIMAVERA AND THE HERMETIC OCTAVE

Interpreting the mythology of a work of art may fall under the domain of the ¬†art sleuth, and an intrepid one at that.Take for example Sandro Botticelli’s masterpiece, ”Primavera”. Those who are willing to settle for a poetical tableau and … Continue reading

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