An exclusive view
An angel with gorgeous wings leads the hand of the painter, who is the hero of the piece. St. Luke wears a heavy red gown edged with fur.Beneath his eyes a delicate drawing in ink takes shape. The...
The present series, to which a new text will be added every two weeks, takes what may seem a rather contemporary approach: works of art are presented from the point of view of the person portrayed—the Virgin Mary.
We would like to provide a gentle note of reminder: sympathetic identification with the protagonist was the original purpose of precious votive paintings, long before such works came to be exhibited in museums in the 19th century.