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Tag Archives: symbolism

#19 Severin Roesen – Still Life with Flowers, Fruit and Bird’s Nest



“Love the colors – very vibrant. The dew drops on the flowers and fruit look so real I always want to dry the painting.” – anonymous

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#50 Giorgio Vasari: The Holy Family with the Infant, St. John the Baptist



    The intense, bright colors and exaggerations in scale of this asymmetrical composition demonstrate Giorgio Vasari’s close affiliation with the Mannerist style of painting.  The Virgin Mary and St. Joseph are shown as caring parents of the Christ Child, who holds a goldfinch in his left hand. The bird is seen as a foreshadowing […]

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