Canvas once touched by the fingers of both Giorgione and Titian

‘La Vecchia’ (c.1506) by Giorgione

We stand before a canvas once touched by the fingers of both Giorgione and Titian.

I know that restorers’ fingers may long since have erased all traces of the two masters’ palms,

still it’s difficult not to be moved.

~ Adam Zagajewski, Slight Exaggeration: An Essay


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  1. Reblogged this on O LADO ESCURO DA LUA.

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  2. As an unrepentant art historian, I gotta say that the thought of being close to anything touched by these masters makes me swoon (says the girl who sat down and sobbed before Géricault’s ‘The Raft of the Medusa’).

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  3. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Wow!! …. ‘We stand before a canvas once touched by the fingers of both Giorgione and Titian.’

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  4. You should stand before the Cheese and accept it into your life, for cheese is and art form of its own. Join my and become a fellow cheeseist!

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  5. Yes, even the Mona Lisa has been restored twice that I know of. But yes, hard not to be moved, nonetheless.

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  6. powerful

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  7. beautiful sentiment and appreciation to bring us in to enjoying art and those who amaze us with their gifts! And last night, The painting ‘Salvator Mundi’ by Leonardo da Vinci at Christie’s sold for almost a half a billion $!

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  8. I love this post David. Thank you.

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