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4:00pm April 16, 2012
mesbeauxarts:

Filippino Lippi. Tobias and the Angel. ca. 1475-1480.
Oil and tempera on panel.
National Gallery of Art. Washington, D.C. USA.

mesbeauxarts:

Filippino Lippi. Tobias and the Angel. ca. 1475-1480.

Oil and tempera on panel.

National Gallery of Art. Washington, D.C. USA.

3:58pm April 16, 2012
necspenecmetu:

Claude, Landscape with Tobias and the Angel, 1663

necspenecmetu:

Claude, Landscape with Tobias and the Angel, 1663

3:57pm April 16, 2012
necspenecmetu:

Pieter Lastman, The Angel with Tobias and the Fish, c. 1625

necspenecmetu:

Pieter Lastman, The Angel with Tobias and the Fish, c. 1625

3:56pm April 16, 2012
ascendingcoherence:

The Story of Tobias by Moses van Uyttenbroeck

—What does a dog know?
—Ask Nimrod. He knew that Rafayel was not people, by his smell. No oniony armpits, only celestial electricity, rich in ozone. Thorvaldsen, now, would have taken Rafayel to be a higher rank of bishop, and from Sweden. He would have stropped his leg. He would have sat across from him on an episcopal cushion, pretending to be of equal rank among ecclesiastical cats.
(from “Badger,” as printed in The Drummer of the Eleventh North Devonshire Fusiliers by Guy Davenport)

ascendingcoherence:

The Story of Tobias by Moses van Uyttenbroeck

—What does a dog know?

—Ask Nimrod. He knew that Rafayel was not people, by his smell. No oniony armpits, only celestial electricity, rich in ozone. Thorvaldsen, now, would have taken Rafayel to be a higher rank of bishop, and from Sweden. He would have stropped his leg. He would have sat across from him on an episcopal cushion, pretending to be of equal rank among ecclesiastical cats.

(from “Badger,” as printed in The Drummer of the Eleventh North Devonshire Fusiliers by Guy Davenport)

3:55pm April 16, 2012
fuckyeahrenaissancehistory:

Tobias and the Angel is not one of Leonardo’s works, but Andrea del Verrocchio’s. What gives it merit is, like The Baptism of Christ, it was most certainly added to by Leonardo during his apprenticeship. In particular, pay attention to the dog in the left hand corner. The detail of the animal’s hair, as well as the intricate curls of Tobias’ hair, points directly to Leonardo’s style. If you examine some of his own notes, you can often see him studying hair in such a manner. This painting was a popular scene at the time of Leonardo’s youth, though he never painted one himself. It is also speculated that Leonardo was the model for Raphael, the Archangel.

fuckyeahrenaissancehistory:

Tobias and the Angel is not one of Leonardo’s works, but Andrea del Verrocchio’s. What gives it merit is, like The Baptism of Christ, it was most certainly added to by Leonardo during his apprenticeship. In particular, pay attention to the dog in the left hand corner. The detail of the animal’s hair, as well as the intricate curls of Tobias’ hair, points directly to Leonardo’s style. If you examine some of his own notes, you can often see him studying hair in such a manner. This painting was a popular scene at the time of Leonardo’s youth, though he never painted one himself. It is also speculated that Leonardo was the model for Raphael, the Archangel.