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October 26, 2016

Mid-Morning Open Thread [CBD]

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Penitent Magdalene
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio

And below the fold another version from Donatello, completed about 150 years earlier, but, at least to me, eerily reminiscent of modern sculpture.

The contrast is amazing....


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Penitent Magdalene
Donato di Niccolo di Betto Bardi (Donatello)

mustbequantum had this to say yesterday:

As far as 'modern' art, I would defy anyone to look at Donatello's 'Penitent Magdalene' and not see modernity and brutal realism. Mostly, we think of his smooth and pretty David, but he really did something there. I think CBD has mentioned it, but I think it would be a great discussion piece.
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