Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Two Hundred Thirty-sixth Pope: Innocent X - 2 comments

Um, this might require some explanation.
There are two very famous portraits of Innocent X - they look like this.

The left image is a painting ("Portrait of Pope Innocent X") by Diego Valazquez, a Spanish painter. He was a masterful realist during the Baroque period. The right image is a painting by English Irish-born British modernist Francis Bacon ("Study after Velazquez's Portrait of Pope Innocent X"). I couldn't choose which to draw from, so I used both. (Is it presumptuous to call it "Sketch after Bacon after Velazquez?")

Innocent X himself ruled from 1644 to 1655. He supported the Irish in the civil war with England.


Blogger LW said...

Not only is it not presumptuous to call this "Sketch after Bacon after Velazquez," it is good, right and salutary to name it such.

These are great sketches, and informative. My favorite so far is Marcellus (because he played the organ).



Thursday, 14 June, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How bout' how presumptuous it is to name oneself "Innocent?"

That can't be a good idea... people would just line up to prove you wrong or catch you doing bad stuff.

Papal papparazzi? Did they have that?

Wednesday, 20 June, 2007  

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