Lust FB Painting 6/7/17

This topic contains 9 replies, has 7 voices, and was last updated by  Cristen 6 months, 1 week ago.

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  • #16241
     Briana 
    Participant

    The Lust Facebook page posted this image:

    which is actually this one (Thanks to @wanda102, I believe, for pointing out that we’re looking at a tiny portion of a much bigger picture)

    here’s what I’ve found out about it:
    “Shortly after the War of Austrian Succession (1701-1714) Paolo de Matteis worked for Naples new Austrian rulers. This painting is just a Bozzetto of a larger work, that has not survived. It shows a self-portrait of de Matteis with an allegory of the Peace of Utrecht.”

    Still looking or more info, but wow, part of an even LARGER piece that did not survive?

    Wanna see it even BIGGER:
    BIG

    • This topic was modified 6 months, 1 week ago by  Briana.
  • #16243
     Crystal 
    Participant

    @brianamatopoeia wins the entirety of the Internet, you guys. That was a tricky find.

  • #16246
     Cristen 
    Participant

    Bless you for tracking this one down @brianamatopoeia.

    Look at the angels, etc, chasing away the soldiers, sat upon the bodies of the fallen, to clear the way for the peaceful portrait in the center. We were shown the desired result without the consequence.

    Stacey thinks she’s “back in charge.” What is he fallout of her presumed disobedience in going to @daela‘s apartment and removing the bug?

    Noah’s possibly realigned with Horace; a tentative peace. If we pull back, how many bodies would we find surrounding this alliance?

    Sometimes there are consequences to getting what you want.

  • #16259
     Briana 
    Participant

    I also think it’s interesting that there are only two characters looking at the viewer in this painting- the artist and the lion to the right- both with a stern glance. It’s also intriguing that his choice of shoe color is red, a color Which often represents anger and passion, meaning he walks with/in anger and passion, perhaps? There’s a LOT of interesting stuff here.

  • #16262
     Cara 
    Participant

    @brianamatopoeia @wanda102 This is such an excellent display of teamwork! Nice find! I wonder what this bigger picture is that we seem to be missing. Are there clues right in front of us that we haven’t picked up on or are we being teased with future reveals? It’s so mysterious!!

  • #16275
     Tim 
    Participant

    And another Naples link…
    I’m probably reading too much in to it, but I’ve come over here this week as a holiday just as I found iconfident and Noah…

  • #16281
     Jackie 
    Participant

    Two queens forming peace. Sarah and Stacy? Just a thought.

  • #16285
     Buz Wallick 
    Moderator

    Kind of what @wanda102 is saying…

    There is chaos and mayhem surrounding people all the time and we never see it, we only see what that person wants us to see. In this instance we have the heavens, war, and even standing on the shoulders of other men (literally) all going on around this artists painting of two royal women.

    It could also mean that all accomplishments have sacrifices. The man holding up the canvas particularly signifies this to me.

  • #16362
     Tim 
    Participant

    We are shown what people want us to see-something which looks peaceful, but all around a war is going on.
    The painter and the man bearing the picture on his shoulders…who can they be?

  • #16371
     Cristen 
    Participant

    @iambalrog I didn’t find anywhere that man holding the painting was anyone specific, more likely a metaphor for peace being won on the shoulders of those who have sacrificed for it. The painter is Matteis himself, styled as a haunting self-portrait.

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