Tuesday, June 5, 2012

A Poseur's Guide to Art: Lesson #1

Ascensione della vergine
Andrea del Sarto (1486-1530)

Translation: Mary cleared for take-off and launched skyward.


  1. Good one! Who is that looking towards the viewer at the bottom of the frame? The artist, a patron, or Joseph wondering why his wife ditched him and took the elevator by herself?

    1. Nice to "meet" you, Bill. My guess is Peter, but I'll have to ask the expert.

  2. Hi David, Nice to meet you as well. Regarding the painting, whether we know the names of those on the launch pad or not, we can at least comfort ourselves with the knowledge that the key players are all wearing orange.

  3. You're correct. I think this is because they all held second jobs at the Jerusalem Denny's. (Waiting patiently for lightning bolt.)

  4. You're such a heretic. Know what happened to Savonarola? Yep, better get ready--get your barbeque sauce out.