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Two puzzles in one post: two works of art, same subject, same period, different effects.
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Rest on the Flight into Egypt, by Caravaggio.
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The Labour of the Months: December.
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The Birth of Mary, fresco by Domenico Ghirlandaio in the Tornabuoni Chapel, Florence.
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The Labour of the Months: October. The crop is being sown in front of the Louvre. As Allen Farber points out, this is a view of the city of Paris in which very few Parisiens can be seen: though the fortress of the Louvre is shown in exacting detail, the peasants working in front of the [...]
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The Labours of the Months: August.
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Giovanni Castrucci (or Castrucci workshop), Wooded Landscape with Crenellated Wall, c. 1600-1607, Commessi di pietre dure (so-called Florentine Mosaic) of Bohemian semiprecious hard stones and petrified wood mounted on slate. Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, Gift of the Collection of Edward A. and Inge Maser in honor of Richard A. Born, 2008.43. Source: [...]
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