Friday, May 24, 2013

The 19th was triumphant and vaguely prudish prude. It seems to modest cloths shocking and abundant nudity and restaurateurs of the 21st century have a lot to do to clean when it can be done without damaging the original paint, painted nuisance that our ancestors had found useful for covering these chairs tempting. The case is recurrent, we think the drapes and added branches in the 16th century at the request of Pope Paul IV on the Last Judgement of Michelangelo by Daniele da Volterra, nicknamed the sudden he Braghettone. In the seventeenth century, Clement XII will add more sails, and revamping the company will still run in the twentieth century, under the pontificate of Pius XI. We know the famous revivals, such as the frescoes of Masaccio, but the work is great and the Colonna Gallery Rome has, in its first room, four superb "discoveries" I'm going to reveal the secrets. Three of them are the work of Michele di Ridolfo del Ghirlandaio (1503-1577), a Florentine named Michele Tosini was the employee, then the heir of Ridolfo del Ghirlandaio (1483 - 1561), he the son of the great Domenico (1449-1494). Strongly influenced by Fra Bartolomeo and Andrea del Sarto in his youth, he then worked with Vasari, discovering and deepening mannerist approach which will then become his definitive style. Adopted by Ridolfo, it quickly became a popular portraitist also close to Pontormo, Bronzino and Salviati.