renaissance art

The textbooks will tell you that the painters of the renaissance had mastered naturalistic representations of the human form. So what is this woman doing in the fresco’ed roof of the collonade of palazzo Santini in Lucca?

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There is an even odder sphinx there, which may well be the real reason Oedipus went blind.

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