Wednesday, October 10, 2012

What do you guys think?

I was just looking over Rafael's "School of Athens" painting in 1509-1510 and thought that the guy in the foreground to the left a couple people over from Michelangelo's character looks a lot like Caravaggio's first depiction of Saint Peter in the early 1600's with the angel hovering over him while he has that sheepish expression on his face that makes him look like an idiot. Is it possible that Caravaggio might have used Rafael's piece as a schema to his own?




We know he did reference Michelangelo here. 


I certainly copied Caravaggio! 

Calling of Marc by Kenney Mencher oil on linen canvas 48x60x1.5

Calling of Marc by Kenney Mencher oil on linen canvas 48x60x1.5
Calling of Marc by Kenney Mencher oil on linen canvas 48x60x1.5 Calling of Marc by Kenney Mencher oil on linen canvas 48x60x1.5 Calling of Marc by Kenney Mencher oil on linen canvas 48x60x1.5
The stretcher bar frames are 1.5" inches thick and the canvas is gallery wrapped.