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Saturday, 12 September 2009

Fresco detail


St Bartholomew reads bedtime stories to a little devil.
Fresco detail, Chiesa di San Gottardo, Carmine Superiore.

Could it be Der Rauber Hotzenplotz? Or perhaps The Magic Treehouse?
Maybe it's The Riot Act...

7 comments:

Alan Burnett said...

There is a delight in discovering such details. Paintings within paintings. Stories within a story. Thanks for showing it.

Peter @ italyMONDO! said...

I'm really impressed with these suggestive frescos that are in Carmine Superiore... I'm looking forward to making it up to Lago Maggiore in the future.

Louise said...

Hi Alan -- I share that delight!

And Peter -- you would be most welcome. When you come, make sure I'm home, and I'll make sure you get to see the frescos for yourself.

ladyfi said...

Looks like the not-so-little devil is dancing for joy!?

Chairman Bill said...

The divide between Bart and the Devil is obviously nothing more than a mirror.

Warren Baldwin said...

I find the creative thinking of the artist as impressive as his actual work.

Aki said...

Wonderful blog, I'm glad I discovered it.

Saturday, 12 September 2009

Fresco detail


St Bartholomew reads bedtime stories to a little devil.
Fresco detail, Chiesa di San Gottardo, Carmine Superiore.

Could it be Der Rauber Hotzenplotz? Or perhaps The Magic Treehouse?
Maybe it's The Riot Act...

7 comments:

Alan Burnett said...

There is a delight in discovering such details. Paintings within paintings. Stories within a story. Thanks for showing it.

Peter @ italyMONDO! said...

I'm really impressed with these suggestive frescos that are in Carmine Superiore... I'm looking forward to making it up to Lago Maggiore in the future.

Louise said...

Hi Alan -- I share that delight!

And Peter -- you would be most welcome. When you come, make sure I'm home, and I'll make sure you get to see the frescos for yourself.

ladyfi said...

Looks like the not-so-little devil is dancing for joy!?

Chairman Bill said...

The divide between Bart and the Devil is obviously nothing more than a mirror.

Warren Baldwin said...

I find the creative thinking of the artist as impressive as his actual work.

Aki said...

Wonderful blog, I'm glad I discovered it.