*Daniele da Volterra, Prismatic Cangiante

figuration

Detail from: Descent from the Cross (c. 1545)
Detail from: Descent from the Cross (c. 1545)
Detail from: Descent from the Cross (c. 1545)
Detail from: Descent from the Cross (c. 1545)
Descent from the Cross (c. 1545)
Detail from: The Assumption of the Virgin
The Assumption of the Virgin

*Domenico Ghirlandaio, stoic fervor

figuration

I really just love these portraits. Ghirlandaio, it seems, took great care to imbue a sort of dignity in the distanced faces he painted.

Portrait of Giovanna Tornabuoni, 1489 – 1490
Francesco Sassetti (1421–1490) and His Son Teodoro
Adoration of the Magi, detail (probable self-portrait)
Portrait of a Man
1469/1494
Saint Stephen Protomartyr, 1490–1493
Adoration of the Magi (detail, self Portrait), 1488
Detail of Birth of the Virgin
Detail of Birth of the Virgin