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Monday, 2 February 2009

Anybody recognise this dude?

Snowing. And snowing. And snowing. The clouds are wreathing their way up the hill, and getting tangled in the trees and around the campanile. Lombardy is shrouded in cotton wool. The temperature has flatlined at zero.



Soldier
15th-century fresco, Chiesa di San Gottardo, Carmine Superiore


I swear I know this bloke! The more I stare at him, the more familiar he becomes. But who, exactly, he reminds me of is always just beyond reach. Perhaps a descendant of the model drinks his morning coffee at Caffe' Centro, Cannobio... If you can also tell me what part he plays in the story of St Bartholomew, I'd be much obliged.

4 comments:

Dave King said...

I met him once on Ashtead Common, without the helmet. I was looking for an Abraham, so thats how I painted him.

Vanessa said...

Looks like that bloke from Eastenders...

Gypsy at Heart said...

No idea who he is but he looked bloodthirsty. Flatlined at zero huh? Then I'm sure you want to hear absolutely nothing about our 80 degree day here yesterday. ;-)

Hi Louise!!!!

cybill said...

Its Danny Bonaducci from The Partridge Family I just didn't realize he was that old!

Monday, 2 February 2009

Anybody recognise this dude?

Snowing. And snowing. And snowing. The clouds are wreathing their way up the hill, and getting tangled in the trees and around the campanile. Lombardy is shrouded in cotton wool. The temperature has flatlined at zero.



Soldier
15th-century fresco, Chiesa di San Gottardo, Carmine Superiore


I swear I know this bloke! The more I stare at him, the more familiar he becomes. But who, exactly, he reminds me of is always just beyond reach. Perhaps a descendant of the model drinks his morning coffee at Caffe' Centro, Cannobio... If you can also tell me what part he plays in the story of St Bartholomew, I'd be much obliged.

4 comments:

Dave King said...

I met him once on Ashtead Common, without the helmet. I was looking for an Abraham, so thats how I painted him.

Vanessa said...

Looks like that bloke from Eastenders...

Gypsy at Heart said...

No idea who he is but he looked bloodthirsty. Flatlined at zero huh? Then I'm sure you want to hear absolutely nothing about our 80 degree day here yesterday. ;-)

Hi Louise!!!!

cybill said...

Its Danny Bonaducci from The Partridge Family I just didn't realize he was that old!