June 7, 2017 at 10:47 am #16241BrianaParticipant
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:
June 7, 2017 at 10:49 am #16243CrystalParticipant
- This topic was modified 2 months, 1 week ago by Briana.
@brianamatopoeia wins the entirety of the Internet, you guys. That was a tricky find.June 7, 2017 at 11:04 am #16246CristenParticipant
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.June 7, 2017 at 11:23 am #16259BrianaParticipant
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.June 7, 2017 at 11:44 am #16262CaraParticipantJune 7, 2017 at 1:54 pm #16275TimParticipant
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…June 7, 2017 at 5:18 pm #16281JackieParticipant
Two queens forming peace. Sarah and Stacy? Just a thought.June 7, 2017 at 6:11 pm #16285Buz WallickModerator
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.June 8, 2017 at 2:27 am #16362TimParticipant
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?June 8, 2017 at 6:56 am #16371
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