During my last trip to Italy I visited local collections - namely in Venice the Gallerie dell'Accademia and the Palazzo Cini Galleria, in Vicenza the Gallerie di… Read more "(pieces of) Italian Music Iconography on show…"
In 1594 Hendrick Goltzius (1558-1617) engraved a set of large plates with the Stories of the Virgin, also called “The Masterpiece”. The plates, 6 in total, are really…… Read more “Goltzius’ Self-portrait”
It takes very little time to fall in love with Berlin. Although my visit was very short (one and a half day) I managed to walk around…… Read more “Quick jump to Berlin”
Oh yes, former Haarlem major and book publisher Jan van Suren (1517-1591), masterfully engraved in a very intense portrait by Hendrick Glotzius (1558-1617), a few years later…… Read more “And the printer became Judas”
Countless are the ways music and visual arts meet. Here is the short account of what was recently discovered behind a painting on copper.* This tale begins…… Read more “The plate and the painter: on a little discovery in late 2017”
I ran into a drawing by Giovanni Pietro Ligari (1686-1748) at the Casa Ligari museum in Sondrio (Palazzo Sassi de Lavizzari). It looked too Flemish to me.…… Read more “Noli me Tangere”
Antonio Caranzano (active 1577 – 1618) [Oxford, Ashmolean Museum, WA1863.4008] GRANDEZZA MAHUMETANA / IGNORANTIA MAHUMETANA , when images are worth a thousand words