Rubens… Sacher-Masoch?

Imperfections are the essence of a body. Even a Master like Rubens wanted to depict his wife Helena at her natural, with all the folds and roundness of the flesh.She is covering her body, shyly, staring at us lost in thousands of unknown thoughts. She holds the fur in a warm hug careless of the … Continue reading Rubens… Sacher-Masoch?

Early Renaissance - Time, Nature, Pleasure…Rebirth?

This is Simonetta, a beautiful Italian young noblewoman from Florence. She lived a short life during the (low) XIV century when she died at the age of 23.I decided to use this portrait painted by Botticelli for one simple reason: I love it. I always loved the dark background with the figure depicted with warm … Continue reading Early Renaissance - Time, Nature, Pleasure…Rebirth?