Saturday, September 19, 2015

“La Fornarina on Pavement”

A street artist re-creates Raphael’s “La Fornarina,” or “Portrait of a Young Woman,” in chalk on the sidewalks of Florence, a common canvas for serious and whimsical nods to the Italian masters. Margherita Luti, depicted in the portrait, was a baker’s daughter from Trastevere and mistress of the Renaissance painter. The original work is housed in Rome’s Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica.

Butuzov’s photo was recently featured in the Daily Dozen.

from National Geographic

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