Friday, November 30, 2012


 Annunciation, 1528

 Adoration of the Magi, 1509

 Madonna and Child with Saints Michael and Joseph, 1530-32

Saint Michael, Archangel (detail of painting above)


Madonna and Child, 1512-13

 Circumcision of Christ, 1519

Madonna in Glory, c.1525

Baptism of Christ, 1520-25

 The Entombment, c. 1520

Benvenuto Tisi (1481-1559) came to be remembered as Il Garofalo from his habit of marking paintings with a clover-symbol. He lived and worked in Ferrara, with rare visits to Rome. Orthodox religious crowd-scenes for church-display filled most of his career. When Garofalo wandered into the territory of classical mythology (as in Hercules below) his strength faltered.

 Apotheosis of Hercules, 1539