the accidental renaissance

Everything old is new again and some people who are wise and observant and love art have been finding interesting (and probably really not so accidental parallels) between some excellent modern photographs and Old Master paintings.   If you want to follow the links here, you’ll find a bit of bickery, nit-picky art history stuff you will probably want to ignore (hint: there is a reason I am not an art historian), but the basic premise is sound, and rather thrilling.  If nothing else, it’s good to see someone treating technically skillful representational art with a little respect.

Or just take the opportunity to look at some very fine images, including this portrait of cosmonaut Elena Serova, returned to Earth and photographed as the Madonna of the Van with the Purple Draperies.tkjgqaazddmlebuv0mu4

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