Source: Based on Velazquez's St John the Baptist,

velazquez-St John Baptist

circa 1620 to 1622, painted by Diego Velazquez
Croton, Massachusetts: Richard E.Danielson Collection. (On loan to the Art Institute of Chicago.)
Mayer, August L., Two unknown early works by Velazquez, Burlington Magazine, XL,No. CCXXVI, January 1922


 

Manet Dress Flesh + Velazquez violet(1986) Manet Dress Is As If Flesh Woman With Parrot and Velazquez No Specific Use of Violet
December 6 to 9, 1986, 227.3cm by 22.6cm, Golden Acrylic on Canvas
Source: Based on Manet's painting titled: Woman with a Parrot and on Velazquez's use of violet. I was thinking in particular of the violet purple sash used to anchor the whole compositon that is wraped around the body of the youthful St. John the Baptist in the painting titled:
Saint John The Baptist, circa 1620 to 1622, painted by Diego Velazquez
Croton, Massachusetts: Banielson Collection. (On loan to the Art Institute of Chicago.)scan by Carol Sutton©

 

 

 

photo by cls-Velazquez-sheep detailPhotograph of half sheep and frame taken inside the Art Institute of Chicago,by Carol Sutton on her first trip to Chicago on November 16, 1989. Computer set camera date is impregnanated on the film, by choice of the artist.

It was compositionally radical of Velazquez to cut the sheep in half. This sheep looks particularly pious as if were in a saint in a painting by Zurbaran. Franciso de Zurbaran practiced his art in Seville and he was born in 1598, exactly one year prior to Diego Velazquez, who was born in 1599. "Behold the lamb of God" (John 1:29, Bible). Zurbaran also did a painting on Saint John the Baptist in the Wilderness, circa 1635, Cathedral, Seville, with violets, ochers, whites, and browns. It is interesting to compare Zurbaran's sheep to that of Velazquez's sheep.

image credit: photograph and scan by Carol Sutton©

The camera was hand held inside the Museum, with no flash used, so the image is slightly out of focus and soft.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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