Accademia

The Accademia at 8.15 is beautifully empty.   It means I could spend half an hour at least with the Bellinis.

The Madonna and Saints from S. Giobbe (c.1478):-

The inscription on his Pietà (c.1500):-

And Giorgione’s Tempesta which didn’t make it to our Giorgione exhibition:-

Then to the exhibition Philip Guston and the Poets, which is at least as much about his response to Renaissance art, including Masaccio and Piero, as a winner of the Prix de Rome in 1948.   I like the story of him meeting the great masters in heaven and one of them patting him on the back and saying, Not bad, sonny.   Pas mal’.

This is his Self-portrait (1944):-

And his Pantheon (1973):-

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