Sunday, June 27, 2010

The tailor

The Tailor (Il Tagliapanni) by Giovanni Battista Moroni.   This is my favorite painting of a late Renaissance subject.  I love the clothes - the details of the ruffle at the cuff, the tiny slashes on the doublet and the gorgeous paning on the breeches.  However, my favorite thing is his face.  His eyes look right at you, assessing you as a customer, an apprentice - we don't know. We see the intelligence and the shrewdness in his face and want to know more.


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