Michael Carini | Behind The Paint
Michael Carini | Q & A: Young Dreamer
Posthumous portrait of 6mo Sinbaldo Gaddi post 1564 with black page
& a dog ptd by Maso da Sa Friano. Odd choice in many ways.
[From] a private collection currently on view at the Palazzo Strozzi in Florence for a mannerism show.
It’s not that posthumous (after they’ve died) portraits of children were a completely anomaly, but usually the children depicted are older. This is definitely a baby. Also, the pose, the staging, the drapery, and the inclusion of another person (notice he’s wearing mourning clothes) are all odd for this genre.
Michael Carini | Reign Upon Sonrise Exhibition
Michael Carini | Reign Upon Sonrise
1242. On a dark night, travelers from across France cross paths at an
inn and begin to tell stories of three children. Their adventures take
them on a chase through France: they are taken captive by knights, sit
alongside a king, and save the land from a farting dragon. On the run to
escape prejudice and persecution and save precious and holy texts from
being burned, their quest drives them forward to a final showdown at
Mont Saint-Michel, where all will come to question if these children can
perform the miracles of saints.
Join William, an oblate on a
mission from his monastery; Jacob, a Jewish boy who has fled his burning
village; and Jeanne, a peasant girl who hides her prophetic visions.
They are accompanied by Jeanne’s loyal greyhound, Gwenforte …
recently brought back from the dead. Told in multiple voices, in a style
reminiscent of The Canterbury Tales, our narrator collects their stories and the saga of these three unlikely allies begins to come together.
The Queen of Sheba before the Temple of Solomon (bigger)
Netherlands (c. 1630s-50s)
Oil on Panel, 58.4 x 102.9 cm