Friday, February 4, 2011

Brunelleschi, Borromini, Bellini, Bernini...

Bellini, who mentored Titian and was really more known for his religious works than his secular ones like the one above.

Brunelleschi, responsible for making the dome for the Duomo of Santa Maria del Fiore happen. Go him.

Borromini, whose reconstruction of San Carlino is still gorgeous all these centuries later.

Bernini, who designed (among many many many other famous sculptures) the baldacchino in St. Peter's Basilica.

Bramante and Boccaccio! Those were the other two I forgot.

Bramante's Tempietto, considered a masterpiece of Renaissance architectural design.

And Boccaccio Baccaccino, not to be confused with the other Boccaccio. Painted a great many lovely frescoes, like the one above, Virgin and Child With Saints (c.1505).

Back to studying!

Fashion in the wild...

Wallace, from Street And City Photos emailed me a lovely little note today, and it prompted me to look around his blog. Fantastic stuff! I love the realness of the subjects, how they're not perfect human specimens, not all of a single age group or gender, or adherents to a particular style. They're just interesting to look at, or have some quality that makes them stand out... And of course, the interesting people aren't just awesome subjects without a really good photographer behind the lens!

If I could afford it, I'd buy a ticket to Auckland, NZ and haunt the High Street until I got photographed by Wallace... I wonder if I could justify it to my department for a grant? Hahahaha! Oh, if only...

Wallace, seriously, if you ever find yourself in San Francisco, drop me a line. The street fashion there has to be seen to be believed.