Do not copy any of my artwork, poetry or photography without my permission.

Do not copy any of my artwork, poetry or photography without my permission.
....carpe diem. The Daylily. "Be like the flower, turn your face to the sun." Khalil Gibran. She gives her all for just one day then bows her head to God and fades away to nourish the next generation. God I pray I may give my all each day to honor you and bow my head at the end to nourish the next generation. Peggy Jones. NOTE............ Please folks do not copy any of my art or photos on my blog without my permission. Thank you for your good manners.

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Friday, March 11, 2011

Sepia Saturday #64

Launched by Alan Burnett and Kat Mortensen in 2009, Sepia Saturday provides bloggers with an opportunity to share their history through the medium of photographs. Historical photographs of any age or kind (they don't have to be sepia) become the launchpad for explorations of family history, local history and social history in fact or fiction, poetry or prose, words or further images. If you want to play along, all we ask is that your sign up to the weekly Linky List, that you try to visit as many of the other Links as possible, and that you have fun.
As I mentioned last week I happened upon a great pack of vintage postcards.
This is one of my favorites.
Painting by Francesco Albani

Click on to read the writing.

When I pulled up this particular painting I found it only in this shape, so I guess the original was oval.

Born 1578 in Bologna,[1] his father was a silk merchant who intended to instruct his son in the same trade; but by age twelve, Albani became an apprentice under the competent mannerist painter Denis Calvaert, where he met Guido Reni. Soon he followed Reni to the so-called "Academy" run by the Carracci family: Annibale, Agostino, and Ludovico. This studio fostered the careers of many painters of the Bolognese school, including Domenichino, Massari, Viola, Lanfranco, Giovanni Francesco Grimaldi, Pietro Faccini, Remigio Cantagallina, and Reni.

There are many, many paintings of angels and cherubs and unclothed women in his paintings.

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Marilyn said...

A lovely postcard with all the cherubs.

Karen S. said...

He certainly had his own lovely style in painting! What a great find you happened upon! Plus you can share them with us! Thanks so much!

Karin said...

Chubby little cherubs - I remember having some similar cards with cherubs from my mom, I think! Interesting post!

Bob Scotney said...

The way the card has framed the painting is interesting. I wonder whether the real painting is that shape.

Pat transplanted to MN said...

a beautiful postcard for I wish I had not tossed so many old ones in PA clearing out stuff at Mom's in 2004 and at aunt's in 2009..oh well we cannot keep everything...I can enjoy what others share

barbara and nancy said...

Pretty postcard and interesting research on the artist. I wonder, also, about the shape.

Howard said...

Interesting post. Not a painter that I know about. I must say, after studying the painting for a bit I think it is very odd indeed.

Marydon said...

Beautiful, Peggy ... & love the info. You have the loveliest sepia ever.

Happy St. Paddy's Day ~
Have a wonderful weekend ~


Vee said...

There's so much always going on in Blogdom! It's a very creative place. I like this idea of celebrating family and old stories and history. Very interesting!

Postcardy said...

I enjoy learning about different kinds of art. I had never heard of that artist before.

Anonymous said...

The chubby cherubs look very playful :-) Jo

Alan Burnett said...

You are right, it is a fine card. But how strange, there seems to be a postmark but no stamp, no address, and no message.

Tattered and Lost said...

With all my years in art college I never did stop laughing at the strange fat cupids in paintings. These are definitely "Fa la la" cupids. I always end up feeling that I've just stepped into a naked Munckin land of Oz.

Anonymous said...

That is a fantastic postcard, what a great find. Thanks for letting me know about Sepia Saturday, I've joined in this week. - Anna

barbara and nancy said...

What a pretty postcard. What a difference from Christine's S.F. earthquake postcards.