Showing posts with label 1500's. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 1500's. Show all posts

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Anonymous... The Learned Man, 1511... Woodcut


from Liber de sensibus in Que hoc volumine continentur by Charles de Bovelles (Charles de Bouelles, Carolus Bovillus) (1479-1553) 
a  treatise on the senses. more HERE 

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Michelangelo... Anima Damnata...1524


Only I remain burning in the dusk
After the sun has stripped the world of its rays:
Whereas other men take their pleasure, I do but mourn,
Prostrate on the ground, lamenting and weeping... 
from notes on drawings by Michelangelo dated around same period

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Paolo Farinati...The Punishment of Marsyas...1573



Agathias (c. 536-582 AD)
translated by Richard Garnett

Satyr, whose listening ear so low is bent
Breathes with spontaneous strain thine instrument?
Smiling and silent thou remainest bound
In silvery fetters of delightful sound;
For sure that lifelong figure here doth dwell
Fixed not by Painting's, but by Music's spell.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Hans Sebald Beham... Fortuna...1541


When in disgrace with Fortune and men's eyes,
I all alone beweep my outcast state,
And trouble deaf heaven with my bootless cries,
And look upon myself and curse my fate,
Wishing me like to one more rich in hope,
Featured like him, like him with friends possess'd,
Desiring this man's art, and that man's scope,
With what I most enjoy contented least.
Yet in these thoughts myself almost despising,
Haply I think on thee, and then my state,
Like to the lark at break of day arising
From sullen earth, sings hymns at heaven's gate;
For thy sweet love remember'd such wealth brings
That then I scorn to change my state with kings.

Sonnet 29 –William Shakespeare

 Hans Sebald Behan