Saturday, October 14, 2017

The Artist`s Studio

Giorgio Vasari The Studio of the Painter - painting Diana. The artist is wearing a great outfit. Gerrit Dou The Artist in his Studio. Gerrit Dou. Giorgio Vasari - Justice.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Lucrezias without Daggers

Lucrezia de Cosimo de Medici. Lucrezia Panciatichi by Bronzino. Sistine chapel by Raphael. This looks very much like Lucrezia Borgia - Tizian (Titian). A ring with a secret compartment. Paolo Veronese - St. Catherine. This St. Catherine is very much a Lucrezia type with her long blonde hair.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Bianca and Lucrezia at Forli

Daughter Bianca Sforza and Leonardo`s sketch of Lucrezia Borgia in the Sforza household. His drawing of Lucrezia is so informal, was it sketched while he was doing the pastel of Bianca? Lucrezia may have been sitting with her. School of Leonardo - young woman. A "Lucrezia" painting, there is that dagger. Rembrandt von Rijn - "Lucrezia". Caterina Sforza "The Tigress of Forli" who also lived there.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Leonardo`s La Bella Principessa

She was painted when Leonardo was with the Sforza family. Lucrezia married into this family in 1491. The date on this portrait is 1495-1496 so they knew one another. Daughter Bianca Sforza. Salvator Mundi by Leonardo Da Vinci 1513. Leonardo`s Sforza portraits. Sforza lady and the Mona Lisa. Sforza wife by Leonardo. Lady with an ermine by Leonardo - Sforza household.. Boltraffio - Cesare Borgia. "Maria Sforza". Leonardo Ginevra da Benci. Woman with a Fur - Leonardo (?). Madonna in Red - MJA Studio Tucson, AZ.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

The Dosso Dossi Portrait - Australia

Mystery portrait is Lucrezia Borgia, claims gallery. They cite the dagger as a Lucrezia symbol as well as the myrtle bush which is a feminine sign. This one looks like Lucrezia as well. "A Glass of Wine with Cesare Borgia" by John Collier.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Byron and Bembo

Widely believed to be Lucretia Borgia, by Titian, 1515. (This is a "Lucrezia as Lucrezia the Etruscan" painting, there are many of them. The male over her shoulder could be either Tarquin the Etruscan or Cesare Borgia). Lucretia Borgia is not the fiend history has made her out to be. She was a symbol of the Renaissance woman and the administrator of not only her father’s office, Rodrigo Borgia, but also her husband’s estates, the Duke of Ferrara. In 1502, she met Pietro Bembo, poet and writer, an established member of her husband’s court. Shared intellectual pursuits attracted their kindred spirits, culminating in a brief affair, but leaving a friendship that lasted until her death. Lord Byron who loved Luceezia and her letters to Pietro Bembo. Angel by Raphael. These two paintings are actually both of Lucrezia.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Lucas Cranach the Elder

Cranach - N. German painter 1442-1553. Lucrezia, he painted many Lucrezia portraits! Portrait of Johannes Cuspinian 1502. Cesare Borgia had a hat just like this one.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Leonardo and Raphael

Raphael after the Mona Lisa. Lady with a Unicorn close-up. Lucrezia Borgia. Lady with a Unicorn as St. Catherine - restored 1935 after an X-ray. Christ And Mary Painting by Lucas Cranach the Elder. Da Vinci Code fans might say this is Jesus and Magdalene. Cranach did Lucrezia as Lucrezia the Etruscan paintings, is this she as well? Titian.